So, it’s National Best Friend Day today and I can’t help but think of how lucky I am to have my best friend in my life. Really, the reasons I’m going to list are the reasons why anyone should feel lucky to have their best friend(s) in their lives, among so many other things; they’re the foundation that keep our sometimes shaky lives well-grounded. These are give-and-take relationships that you wouldn’t change for the world. Some years back, my best friend Marta (pictured above) sent me a Buzzfeed article about your best friend being “Your Person”, a Grey’s Anatomy reference that I didn’t get (I’ve never watched the show), but have come to love, after reading the post. Since then, I’ve always called her my “Person” — my best friend soulmate.