[tags: Friendship Essays] - I don’t know where I would be without my best friend.
The person who keeps me sane when my family is driving me crazy, or the person who will stay up with me all night to support me when I have a last minute paper due in a class; I don’t know where I would be without that support.
When we have success, they’re smiling at our good fortune.
With down-to-earth, positive people in our life we will be more mindful of gratitude and doing nice things for others.
When we move into young adulthood we learn more about taking responsibility, finding a career path, and seeking out people as mentors.
As we continue into our 40s and beyond, we learn to weather the ups and downs in life, and once again friends provide a sounding board and place for us to grow.
Having a steady stream of friends lets us know that some friendships won’t last forever but each one brings something special.
We learn more about ourselves and how important it is to have someone, just one person, who knows and understands you. Friends can change our value system so we learn to inject more meaning into our lives.
We learn how to accept kindness and also to reach out when we need help.
Those painful times when we might be without friends also help us to appreciate the friendships that come in and out of our lives.