The Gift of Friendship

Today I was reflecting on how thankful I am for the friends I have. I have always held to the philosophy, “It is better to have 4 quarters than 100 friends.” There are those rock-hard very few friends in my life who I love dearly and I can trust completely, who share the same values that I do and who challenge me in so many ways to grow constantly in my faith. One friend I met at church and she has pretty much the same personality as me and we get along great. Another close friend I met in the bathroom of another college; weirdest place to meet but that doesn’t change the meaning of friendship! She and I not only have the same personality, but we also understand each other because we are of the same culture, in a way. She is Indian born Indian, I am American born Indian, but we both face the same problems in our families and just our backgrounds in general. I am so thankful for the solid friendship I have with these girls. Of course, my sisters-in-law are my other two best friends, but in different way. The bond of friendship is a precious thing to see in everyday life. It can be a tight, wonderful thing or it can be a traumatic thing when this bond is broken. Most people can say they have at least one best friend that they can trust with their lives. Friendship is something I am thankful for every day.

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