A Great Gift Indeed. Friendship is such a great gift. Sticking together, having first friends around to play with as a kid, to hang out with as a teenager in afternoons and evenings. As an adult to share milestones in life with, invite them to the wedding as witnesses of the great promise, a baptism celebrating the birth as one of the biggest miracle in life. And who later may attend your funeral, share the sad moments and memories of you with those left behind. Maybe have the one or other good laugh in reminiscence. Often friends find each other through parallels, similar interests or by simply connecting easily with each other. To make friends is one thing, keeping them another.
As life goes on, people drift into different directions, especially time constraints and different priorities on family and work may lead to a drastic reduction of the circle of friends, if it ever had been big. To have a best friend though is payless. It is outstanding to have someone, with whom you can talk about everything, including your own weakness, inner conflict and embarrassment, knowing that the most personal information will never be used against you. To have someone to just pour your heart out may be rewarding and healing at the same time. Whom you can count on for help when in need, just as you would do it the other way round. Someone you consider a rare, true friend.