F ight for you
R espect you
I nclude you
E ncourage you
N eed you
D elight you
S tand by you

Friends are the most important ingredients in this recipe of life.  Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.  A new friend is like a new wine; Old friends are the pieces of bacon in the salad bowl of life.  Old wine, and an old friend are good provisions.  Sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts with joy.  A fake friend likes to see you do well, but not better than them.  Best friends buy you food; true friends pay the bill; but fake friends eat your food.

In life, have a friend that's like a mirror and a shadow; the mirror doesn't lie, and the shadow never leaves.  A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.   To have a friend is to be one.  A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest thing you can have.  A good friend listens to your adventures.  Your best friend makes them with you.  A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.  Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave a footprint in your heart.  The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable.
  A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.  A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.  A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.  A good friend is hard to find and luck to have.  It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds.

If you want to know someone's mind, listen to their words.  If you want to know their heart, watch their actions.  We don't meet people by accident.  Everyone is meant to cross our paths for a reason.  Life is not about the quantity of friends you have.  It is about the quality of friends you have.  Good friends care for each other; close friends understand each other, but true friends, stay forever, beyond words, beyond distance, beyond time.  True friends aren't the ones who make your problems disappear.  They are the ones who won't disappear when you're facing problems.  In good times and bad times, we find out who are real friends are.  Hold onto the ones who stay with you through the bad times and invite you to the good times.  A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes in the smile on your face.  Good friends show their love in times of trouble, not just in times of happiness.  True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them.  Through thick and thin, up and down, true friends are always around.

Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.  Some talk to you in their free time, and some free their time to talk to you.  Best friends can talk for hours about nothing at all.  True friends are never apart—maybe in distance, but never in heart.  Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.  Best friends share laughs, memories, and inside jokes.  They will always be honest, and stand by your side no matter what.  They wipe your tears, pick you up when you fall, and are forever a piece of your hearts.  Best friends are the people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter, and live a little better.
  A true friend does not judge you in any way; a best friend is all the therapy you need.  Best friend makes the good times better and the hard times easier.

Life is a journey, not a destination.  Learn to enjoy the ride.  Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.  Good friends are the rare jewels of life, difficult to find and impossible to replace.  Hard times will always reveal true friends.  Some people could be given an entire field of roses, and only see the thorns in it.  Others could be given a single weed and only see the wildflower in it.  A good friend knows all your best stories, but a best friend has lived them with you.  A true friend accepts who you are, but also helps you become who you should be.

Friends will come and go, but the best ones will always stay.  A friend in a storm is worth more than a thousand friends in the sun.  You will never forget a person who came to you with a torch in the dark.  Real friends are the ones you can count on no matter what. The ones who go into the forest to find you and bring you home.  Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.  A true relationship is with someone who accepts your past, supports your present, and encourages your future.

Good friends are like stars.  You don't always see them, but you know they're always there.

May every sunrise hold more promise;

May every sunset hold more dreams.