There are few things in this world that make me smile more, cry more, worry more, love more, be more, than my family and my friends.
I absolutely love each and every one of them! Those that are my family know that no matter what, despite disagreements, regardless of political views or geography, call me in need and I will be there just as soon as I possibly can. That is what family does... Plain and simple. No reservations or invitations needed, you can expect me on the doorstep with an appropriate treat (be it cake, soup or vodka) to while away the hours, heal wounds, throw darts, brew healing tea or just listen... It is the heart of who I am. Wouldn't change a thing!
For my friends... Not much differs! I would drop whatever necessary to meet you for lunch, brew you a stellar cup of coffee in my kitchen of disarray, mix you a drink for all occasions, or simply wait and hug you while you cry it out.
I have few friends. I think that is normal. I have many aquaintances and those I am friendly with. I don't have many friends. I value friendship when it is real. When you don't have to worry if your house is clean before you open the front door. When you can know that what you tell her/him will stay in their head, without having to say, "Please don't tell anyone this..." Real friends don't judge you for who you are at your heart - They celebrate that! Real friends will tell you when you really are too old to wear that. Real friends will smack you and tell you your full of crap when you are. They will also love you for trying to fool yourself into believing it. Friends laugh with you and at you. Real friends hurt you, and then they say they are sorry. Real friendship can endure that. I love my real friends.
I cannot live without my family and friends!