Many years ago, a young man was sitting on a couch on a hot, humid day, sipping frozen juice during a visit with his father.
As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities, and obligations, the father thoughtfully cast a clear, sober look on his son.
"Never forget your friends," he advised, "they will become more important as you get older."
"Regardless of how much you love your family and the children you happen to have, you will always need friends. Remember to go out with them occasionally, do activities with them, call them ..."
"What strange advice," thought the young man. "I just entered the married world, I am an adult, and surely my wife and the family that we will start will be everything I need to make sense of my life."
Yet he heeded his father; kept in touch with his friends and annually increased their number.
Over the years, he became aware that his father knew what he was talking about.
Inasmuch as time and nature carry out their designs and mysteries on a man, friends are the bulwarks of one’s life.
After 70 years of life, here is what has been learned.
Time passes. Life goes on. The distance separates. Children grow up. Children cease to be children and become independent. And to the parents it breaks their heart, but children are separated from the parents.
Jobs come and go. Illusions, desires, attraction, sex ... weaken. People do not do what they should do.
The heart breaks. Parents die. Colleagues forget the favors. The races are over.
But, true friends are always there, no matter how long or how many miles they are.
A friend is never more distant than the reach of a need, intervening in your favor, waiting for you with open arms, or blessing your life.
When we started this adventure called LIFE, we did not know of the joys or sorrows that were ahead.
We did not know how much we would need from each other. Love your parents, take care of your children, but keep a group of good friends. Dialogue with them but do not impose your criteria.
Refer this text to all friends who help make sense of your life .. I already did it.