Friends. Where would we be without them?
It's been said that friends make the good times better and the hard times easier. A good friend is there to share your joys and wipe your tears. Sometimes, they know us better than we know ourselves. Your closest friends aren't just people to run around with. They are life's mirrors. They reflect back to us the best parts of us and the worst parts too, and that is why we need them as much as we do.
Whether you've known each other forever and have never left one another's side, or whether distance and time stands between you, true friends are always close at hand. It's the people who you know that when the going gets rough, really really rough, will find a way to be there. They can't always make it okay, but they can help you to understand that someday, some way, it will all be okay again. It's the people who stand by your side and revel in your successes, never jealous or scornful. It's the ones who couldn't be happier for your joys than if they were joys of their own. It's the first people who we want to call when we get a new job, or a new love, or when our heart has been broken.
Almost everyone has had at least one true good friend. Even those in the darkest depths of despair have most likely had someone, at some time in their life, that they loved and trusted like family despite no bond of blood. Some people believe that we make friends with certain people because our souls recognize in them something special, something that connects with what is deep inside of us. Sometimes we only find one person like that in our entire lifetime, a soulmate some might call them. Sometimes we are lucky enough to meet several of these people as we walk life's path. They may come in and out of our lives. They may touch us for a brief time and then move on. But no matter what the nature of our friendship's may be, they are relationships like no other. They help shape us, they guide us, they help make us who we are.
So how do we meet them? How do we make those connections? And what do they mean to our lives? We've spent some time connecting with people this week so that we could find out. Does friendship mean the same to you as it does to them? Did the people we met feel like they have the kind of friendships that stand the test of time? Do you? Join us all this week and meet those we spoke with. Together we will see if there are any common threads between us and them....
Friendships. Just one thing that makes us One, unified.