Going through an illness and then death of a close friend has changed my attitudes to friendship enormously.
My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my 'Top Ten' friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown.
The key to friendship with God, he said, is not changing what you do, but changing your attitude toward what you do.
Through awareness, you get a certain attitude. That's the way, you see, to achieve more peaceful, more compassion, more friendship through that way.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.