A Friend … Accepts you as you are. Believes in you. Calls you just to say “hi.” Doesn’t give up on you. Envisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts). Forgives your mistakes. Gives unconditionally. Helps you. Invites you over. Just likes being with you. Keeps you close at heart. Loves you for who you are. Makes a difference in your life. Never judges you. Offers support. Picks you up. Quiets your fears. Raises your spirits. Says nice things about you. Tells you the truth when you need to hear it. Understands you. Values you. Walks beside you. X-plains things you don’t understand. Yells when you won’t listen. Zaps you back to reality.