Friendship is a wonderful thing and sometimes it’s easy to get so caught up in life that we don’t pay as much attention to our friends as we should.  Families are great and having family around is always wonderful.  But, friends are just as special.  Unlike our family, who have to like us simply because we’re family, our friends chose us.  They are there to have fun with us, they are there to cry with us, they are there to encourage us.  They give freely of their friendship and their hearts, and our lives are richer because of it.  Here’s to friends!