I think in life, our biggest fear is loneliness. Some people are very very happy being single, but they replace a spouse with a larger group of “friends”. I put friends in quotations only because I believe the circle would be better described as acquaintances. Most often when you find yourself with a large friend group, the connections are more superficial and are only used to pass the time not being alone.
If you are lucky, and I mean very lucky… you find a small friend group that gets you. Is there for you with no ulterior motives. And you are the same for them. This doesn’t mean that you agree on everything, although you could, but what it does mean is that if you don’t agree. It is still okay and you are still friends.
Having a support group that understands you, believes in you and wants the best for you is worth more than all the money in the world. Having that support system is the most valuable in life, especially in those days where you are feeling down and out and not quite yourself. They are the ones who are there to pick you up, dust you off and tell you it is going to be okay.
If you have this tribe around you, you are truly blessed and you should call, text, email or even send a carrier pigeon to let them know that you appreciate their presence in your life and that you love them. Nothing goes further in life than unsolicited love and adoration for your friends.
Oh, and if you are lucky enough to find all of this in a spouse… Don’t let that person go, keep them forever!