Oftentimes, we take the many blessings we have for granted and we do the same with friendship. We tend to overlook the delicate and intricate bond of friendship and the countless blessings that go with it.

It is only when we lose our friends and end up lonely, that we value friendship because we lose someone who believes on us; someone who makes us believe that there is really  good in this world; someone who sympathizes with us through hard times, sad times and confused times; and someone who convinces us that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for us to open.

A friend is someone who knows all about us, and still likes us. Friends are like melons, to find one good, we must make a hundred try. We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere; friends are God's way of taking care of us.

If we keep on searching for a perfect friend, somebody without faults, we will remain friendless.

Friendship is the best feeling in the world when we meet someone who sticks to us no matter what. It is not just about sleepover parties nor casino trips (many seniors do). True friendship helps us grow into a balanced individual. A brother may not always be a friend, but a friend is always a brother. So, let's build friendships and build a world full of love. To have a good friend is one of the greatest delights of life.

Friendship is something we need to preserve and protect. It is a rare jewel and sacred treasure. Old friends are gold! New friends are diamond! But if we get a diamond let's not forget the gold because to hold a diamond, we always need a base of gold!

Let us cherish the goodness and friends around us, they make us feel young, vibrant and wanted…without them, we  will surely feel lonely and depressed. In life, we never lose friends, we only learn who are true ones.

By Tim Pedrosa

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Tim