“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” William Shakespeare
Let’s be honest, if you have a friend like this, you have a soul mate and not just a friend. True friendships are rare and very special. Today, sadly, friendship has become almost as disposable as the rest of our life! I am still young and my childhood feels like a lifetime ago. We never had expiry dates on anything (let alone non food items)! Friendships spanned a lifetime even if people crossed the Atlantic (and this was at a time when Internet did not exist freely and calling abroad cost more per minute than the average hourly wage). And yet today, I will walk past someone I attended school with and they will simply walk past me without even a blink of an eyelash. So if you have a friend who meets Mr Shakespeare’s definition, then treasure them, for they are a rarity indeed!