The true measure of friendship should not be whether each meeting brings new lessons about each other, but rather whether each meeting brings new lessons about oneself.

My greatest friends are those who, although we may not see each other often, know that time and distance are never barriers. We get together when we can, we catch up and immediately fall into our rapports, but also move deeper into our friendships.

“Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” (Sex & the City)

I am incredibly lucky to have friends who love the best side of me. I hope I love, and help bring out, the best of them.