A friend is “a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection.”
There are many types of friends, personally and professionally, but to be a true friend means being there not when it is convenient to you but being there for your friend. To be a true friend means that you are willing to give yourself not only through the good times, but also during the bad times. You could consider these types of people your best friends.
They’re there to help you in the hour of sickness. They’ll show you your path up your mountain if you lost your way. They defend you in the hour when others speak ill of you. They believe your word and heart. They have your back without having to ask for it.
They’re there in the trenches when you’re alone just the same as when basking in the light.
“The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in 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
You can have countless souls in your life that you call friends, but the ones that we can depend on, no matter what is going on in our life, can be few and far between.
– Image quote by NAS.