Friends are one of the most valuable, critically important parts of my own life. Friends that I've known for a long or short time, who share values and ideas and energy and sometimes even secrets.
True friends are what keeps us going when we just don't think there's anything left. The way someone knows us, inside and out, and love us in spite of it. The nod, smile or subtle message shared that gives us the strength to face whatever comes.
Good friendships are invaluable, irreplaceable. They are worth fighting for and waiting for.
Go, find a friend, and tell them that they matter