"I count myself in nothing else so happy
as in a soul remembering my good friends."
(Richard II,Act 2, Scene 3)
Friends are chosen, family is assigned. If given a choice, we may not have chosen some of our family. In fact, they may have not chosen us! But we choose our friends. One of the immeasurable gifts of God is friends.
Have you thanked a friend today for believing in you, trusting you, encouraging you, loving you, being honest with you (even if it hurt?)
Don't let it go unsaid. Thank God by thanking your friends. We have a most precious gift in them.
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
True friends stab you in the front. Oscar Wilde
A friend is someone who, upon seeing another friend in immense pain, would rather be the one experiencing the pain than to have to watch their friend suffer.
Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:8
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. Jesus in John 15:12-14