Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”

There’s an understanding that the binding together of people in friendship helps each of us in defining and realizing a true meaning of life. A true friend supports and encourages us, tolerates our shortcomings, accepts us unconditionally, and cares for us no matter what. Friends are those individuals that you have around you that share your views, your interests and will partake in frequent fellowships with you. We open new doors for each other; stepping over the threshold into new worlds, we broaden each other’s horizon. We never required a fancy looks when we are with our friends and if we required that with any person then it means that you are not comfortable with that person and you have to set yourself according to them, because a true friend will even loves you if you are in Pajamas, messy buns, no makeup, drooling face, stinky sweat or running nose, they don’t care any of it! Our friends have seen us in the ugliest appearances and situations of life, and they still decided to stick by.

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

True friends walk through life together. A real friend bears witness to whatever happens to you. With old friends there is a comforting familiarity. You can let down your guard and just be who you truly are without any fear, shame, or guilt. And its very well said that if you found a faithful friend you equally found the treasure of life. A true friend shares our joys and sorrows. Rites of passage—marriage, births, death of a friend’s significant other, death of those close to you, or any other important milestone event—are marked and honored together. We are ultimately transformed into something far greater by the mere act of signing on to be in each other’s lives “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it to you when you have forgotten the words.” We all have those little hints and code words for the people we dislike that only our group of friends know. Those are the moments that remain enlightened in our hearts forever.

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.”

Friends are often soul-mates. Recognizing each other on a soul level helps us spiritually. Friends can be family. Sometimes our friends are the family we wished we had. Sometimes we have difficulty with our own family. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging.  In friendship our actions and reactions cause us to go beyond just being you and me. The inevitable twists and turns of our lives down the long and winding road that represents our journey is made sweeter and more meaningful by the sharing and caring of a good friend. Friends are our family outside the closed walls of the house. They have a huge contribution in making us who we are as individuals. Their importance in life is indescribable.

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.”

There are times when we want to rant and whine. Away from the boundaries of age and maturity, at such moments all we wish to do is complain and keep complaining without making any sense. Especially after school and college days, friends tend to go to different directions in life thus geographically separate. Friends lend us the ears to make these possible. They don’t judge nor preach, rather listen to the nonsense coming out of mouth pretending to understand. Especially after school and college days, friends tend to go to different directions in life thus geographically separate. However, the hearts always remain together. With good friends, we are assured that even after years of separation; they will always show up when in need. It may be 3 am in the night or 12 noon, friends are forever ready to help.