For instance, there are friends who you just. make. you. laugh. They point out the silliness of life.
There are other friends who help you learn to take things with a grain of salt. They roll with the punches.
There are friends who bring out your creative side.
Friends who share your same idiosyncrasies.
There are friends who are always there to lend a helping hand.
There are friends who always need a helping hand... only you don't mind so much and it never feels as though they are taking advantage of you.
The list goes on and on.
Then there are just some people who are just. plain. easy to be around. You can sit for hours on the front porch rockers and talk about whatever. I am lucky to have a couple of friends like this. They have a calming effect. Sort of like blood pressure lowering meds.
Thank God for great friends!