I tend to be somewhat introverted. Growing up I was extremely shy. Somewhere in my 40s I learned out to mingle, thanks to the corporate world. But when it comes to friends, close friends have been few and far between.
You know the kind of friend I mean. The one you can tell anything and not be judged. The one you can fight with one minute and hug the next. You feel free to share dreams of your future and disasters of your past.
Family is wonderful but not everyone has a wonderful family. We get to pick our friends and they make us rich.