Friends are never earned, they are a gift from the loving God and they are precious beyond human evaluation. You dare not take them for granted or they will drift away like smoke and the warmth of their caring will vanish like the chill of the endless night. Who is your friend? Someone who warms you with a nod or with the unspoken words in hard times when you are hurting beyond words and with a few words of encouragement and concern makes you realize that you aren’t really lost at all. Friends come in both sexes and in all shapes and sizes but the most important thing they have in common is the ability to share with you, your most sky splitting joys or your most deep thinking sorrows. For they are your friends.