Your flood of memories may have started with a phone call from a Tijuana jail cell during your college days or the surprise delivery of a late night cup of coffee last week.
Our friends are those we depend on to help us out of a jamb, be a listening ear, or preventing us from drunk-dialing our ex. They are faithful to remind us to be our better self. We do need at least one friend that keeps things a tad exciting and is willing to take us to the edge of our comfort zone.
My friends have been hero's over the years; moved me several times, helped me out of a financial pinch, fixed my car, babysat kids to enable date nights, invested hours translating mathematics and code to an understandable language, and there was that nasty clean-up experience in Boston following my bachelor party. Trust me; good friends are priceless.
Explore your history and recount those times a friend has rallied to your side to see you through the tough and memorable events.
Going Further: What experiences come to mind and who met your needs? How have you expressed your gratitude? Has the relationship changed since you made your memories together?