It’s the friends who fizzle. Who build up your life force in their company. Who lovingly call you on your shit, who hold your hand when the world is collapsing. Who make you laugh until you snort and then laugh even harder as tears flow down your face.
The people who get you, who admire you without a hint of jealousy. Who love you unconditionally of the fact you didn’t call them when you met that cutie, you know the one.
There are the friends that make you brave in the world. You know when you leave your comfort zone behind you, they will be on the edges of it with a guiding light back home. So you can share your stories of being in the wilderness, even though you were never out of their sight.
These are the people that we choose as our family. They form an inner circle around our heart.