When we’re together the energy and adoration are striking. But underneath that, there’s a subtler sense that we’re intertwined, knit together. My friends inspire me to pull myself together, to shake off whatever might be trying to rattle me that day, or to own what I’ve done well. Just being around them is often all the propping that I need.
This quote is from Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer page 179 and it applies to my long time friends back in PA. I've know some since junior high, others high school, and three from college days.
This is wisdom. Friends are the rock.