I have learned so much about my special friends over the years.  I have learned that a friend is someone I truly can trust to be by my side when I am at my weakest and totally exposed. These are the people who, no matter how hard it is at times,  willing to be with me when I am so vulnerable. If I can trust you with my deepest thoughts and heart,  and conversely, we are true friends.  It’s never been about whether you are trustworthy or receptive, it is the actual act of trust that forms the essence of friendship.  If I can trust you to be honest, you are a friend. If I have to be aware of what I say….then it is something other than friendship. Friendship is not a mindset, it is an act.  It is just something you do from the heart, not about how good or bad you are.  It is a trust that is returned.   My life would be empty without the love, understanding and acceptance of my true friends.

Thomas Jefferson summed it up so perfectly:-   But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

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