More important even than the food we eat, are the friends we have. A meal can satisfy your basic needs for a while and keep you going till the energy runs out. Friends keep on carrying you even after life has run out.
The stories, carved by a life shared, linger on through the sentiments and reminiscences of a friend.
Interesting enough the root form of the word “friend” find its origin the Old English word for “free”. This connection with the ones dear to you, sets you free to be who you really are, without any pretend. In their company you define yourself and find the power not only to survive but to flourish.
Family ties take care of themselves, held firm by the blood they share. The strength of friendship relies on the constant investment of care and giving, sharing and committing. This becomes the investment for a free future.