Friendship, a Gift;
Friendship is one of the greatest gifts we can receive. It is a bond beyond shared goals, common histories, or mutual interests. It is a bond stronger than shared experience or shared fate. It is not an automatic result of family relation or even marital commitment.
Friendship is being with the other in joy and sorrow; even when we cannot increase the joy or decrease the sorrow. Walking the road together. It is a unity that gives honor and sincerity to love.
Friendship makes all of life shine brightly. Blessed are those that lay down there life for their friends; self-sacrifice, generosity, empathy, serving, listening, assisting. Friendship, a gift.