35 Thankful Quotes for Friends

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Thank You Messages for Friends

You know that moment after you’ve spent the day or night or just had a really great conversation with your good friend and you think, “MAN I am glad I have you!” There’s a lot to be said about the bond between friends. When you can’t find the words to say it yourself, look no further: here’s 35 ways to tell your friends how much they mean to you.

1True friends are like diamonds- bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.

-Nicole Richie

Unlike diamonds, however, friends come without the moral/economic/ecological dilemma. So friends are like diamonds, but better.

(Whatever, my friends would appreciate my political commentary.)

2Behind every successful woman is a best friend giving her crazy ideas.

Sometimes those crazy ideas really are crazy and silly, but also, it’s our best friends who help us believe in ourselves, and believe in the impossible, and thus give us the crazy idea of going after our dreams and wanting more for ourselves.

3There are certain people you meet and instantly feel like you’ve known them from a previous life. These people will become your best friends.

Intensely good friend-chemistry is almost spooky. Past life? Maybe!

4Reminder: your girlfriends will probably outlive your husband. So find good ones.

Okay, also find a good husband, but don’t ever make the mistake of sacrificing solid friendships for romance. Whether or not they outlive your husband down the line, you still need your girls.

5A best friend isn’t someone who’s just always there for you. It’s someone who understands you a bit more than your understand yourself.

Yeah, true. Where we often do mental gymnastics and deny or rationalize things in our own heads, our friends don’t do this for us. They’re more honestly in tune with us, and more understanding and compassionate toward us, too.

6Best friends are the people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter, and live a little better.

Sometimes you can’t quite put your finger on why your best friend is so special to you, but this might come close.

7A friend is a second self.

If you need proof that friendship is one of the most epic forces in the universe, consider how much attention the classic philosophers devoted to it. This is far from all Aristotle had to say on the subject of friends and friendship, but boy is it simple and true.

8You can always tell when two people are best friends because they are having more fun than it makes sense for them to be having.

Also true! When I’m with my closest friends, I don’t care what we’re doing. We could be doing anything and I would be having the time of my life just knowing my squad is there with me.

9When we go down, we go down together. When we said best friends, we meant forever.

Yes, your friends are awesome in the good times, but when you’re down, it hurts so much less with a bestie by your side.

10Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can’t pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while.

No matter what they can or can’t do for us, a friend is THERE. A friend doesn’t turn away when you’re in need. Pardon me, I seem to have something in my eye…

11Why we need best friends: because they laugh at the same stupid things we do…

…Because they give us honest advice. Because they will be there for us, even if they’re thousands of miles away. Because they celebrate with us when we’re at our best, but still love us at our worst.

It’s the little things like being able to text each other in the middle of the day about some silly thing you just thought of, and the big things, like supporting each other through hard times. It’s both of those things and everything in between.

12Great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.

Hard to find, but sometimes you just find each other by luck. Especially if you met in totally random circumstances, let your friends know how much you value them.

13When it hurts to look back, and you’re scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.

Your best friend is such a huge presence when you’re in a period of transition in your life. They just know, they’re just there for you, holding you steady.

14We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.

When you look back on the first time you met someone you now count as a good friend, that’s what it was, right? Just two people who click having a good time. But you did make memories, and you will continue to do so!

15We weren’t sisters by birth, but we knew from the start, fate brought us together to be sisters by heart.

If you have a girlfriend who has been with you since you were a kid, you are so, so lucky. Those friends are rare, and enviable, and can remain closer to you than anyone else. What higher honor than to consider someone like that family?

16Friendship is just a soul trapped inside two bodies.

This almost sounds negative, but it also feels accurate, and isn’t it great that a soul split in two gets to be two amazing people that love each other?

17A true friend cares like a mom, scolds like a dad, teases like a sister, irritates like a brother, and loves more than a lover.

So yeah, friendship isn’t always sparkles and rainbows. Sometimes friendship means doling out the tough love, too. But all of that is necessary. All of that is a sign that they care about you.

18Good friends help you find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage.

The love, support, and presence of a friend is so powerful.

19Nothing compares to the stomach ache you get from laughing with your best friends.

Ever have such a good, long night of laughter with your friends you’re still feeling it in your abs the next day? Yeah. Worth it.

20Having a soulmate is not always about love. You can find your soulmate in a friendship too.

Friendship can be just as powerful and just as epic as a romance. So give friendship some love, too.

21Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.

I love my friends, all of them, but I still feel some envy for people who have had the same close friend in their life since they were a kid. That’s such a special, precious bond.

22I’m lucky to have a friend like you.

If they’re your friend, they’re perfect for you, and you wouldn’t have them any other way.

23A cup of coffee with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.

-Arabic proverb

If you’re not a coffee person (ummm how?) there’s still truth in this. Sitting down for a peaceful, leisurely conversation over twenty minutes or an hour with someone close to your heart is still happiness. You share your thoughts, worries, heart, and your joys as well, and in that simple exchange, there’s so much peace.

24You don’t even need to ask, I got you.

True friends have each others’ backs no matter what happens. Don’t take that for granted, but don’t doubt it, either!

25Talking to your best friend is sometimes all the therapy you need.

And where you probably can’t call your therapist at 2AM and talk for an hour, your best friend will definitely pick up the phone and talk then.

26True friendship takes us by the hand and reminds us we are not alone in the journey.

Who would you rather have by your side when you’re moving, going through a breakup, starting a new job, or just passing the time? No matter where you are in your journey, it is always enriched by the presence of good friends.

27You’re the Jane to my Daria.

I’m afraid I’m giving away my age, but this is truly a beautiful, timeless friendship to which we should all aspire.

28Thank you for being my unbiological sister.

I firmly believe that you can feel just as strong of a bond with a friend that you can with a sibling. Sometimes the love we share by choice is just as special as the love we’re born into.

29A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today the way you are.

You never have to impress your friends. You never have to be ashamed of your true self with friends. They always see the best and can’t wait to see more.

30I thank you for your part in my journey.

Friends almost become part of your identity, and they definitely stay with you as you move through life.

31I’m so glad you’re part of my squad.

How great is this card? Everyone needs good people around them, your “squad” if you will. Look at each and every one of your friends and thank them for their role in your life.

32Ain’t got no ‘squad goals.’

Okay, when I see this hashtag on Twitter, I scroll through and I laugh, but real talk: my friends are amazing and perfect as they are. My squad is already on point. I don’t need to have goals and pine for something else, because I’ve got all I need already!

33I will always have your back.

The relationships we have by choice so strong, because we choose them with our whole heart, whole brain. When you have always been close to someone by choice, you know for sure your love is powerful, and that you’ll be there for them through anything.

34Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.

True story: last time I went home for a holiday, me and my mom were setting the table and she put out one more setting than I thought we needed. Turns out she had automatically assumed my (far away) bestie would be there. Yeah, my best friend is definitely family, to me and my biological family.

35Thank you for being a friend.

This is such a small, seemingly simple thing to say, but what does it mean to be a friend? It means to be supportive. It means to forgive. It means late night phone calls and giving advice and lifting each other up and holding each other in the hard times. It means so, so much. To count someone as a friend and express your gratitude says more than you think.

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