Proverbs 18:24 (MSG), says, “Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family!” I’ve heard it said, “Many people will walk in and out of your life , but only a true friend will leave footprints in your heart! Fact is, a true friends has your back, they are honest/ authentic, they accept you for you, they want the best for you, and they don’t abandon you. Much like our personal styles, we all may have different needs and desires when coming to friendship. You may also come to recognize that some differences are able to support you in some areas of life while you may have another friend that you rely on for support in another area of your life. Expanding the friendships that make up your support system can help ensure that your needs are adequately being met. No friend is perfect, and no friend will be able to be everything to you. Even true friends will sometimes disappoint us. What matters most is how they respond to your feelings and the patterns they establish. C.S. Lewis said, “Friendship… has survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
Are we family?