The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when. ~ Simon Sinek
I woke up from a dream thinking of a dear friend of mine. Our friendship is a long-distant one but he's never far from my mind. I wonder how he, his wife and their two kids are doing. Our friendship is one of the constants in my life.
I've had a lot of friends come and go in my life. I've broken up with friends and they've left me in the lurch. There's only a few friends who I know always have my back, no matter what. I could confide in them I'm a three-horned dragon and they'd love me just the same. All I need to do is call/email/text and they'd be there for me.
Loyal friends are the ones who no matter how much time had lapsed, they're right by your side. They love you unconditionally and fiercely. It's a rare blessing to have friends like this. Take a moment and thank them.
Cherish your friends and give thanks. Oh, and if you get a chance, hug the stuffings out of them. They'll do the same to you.