Family is one thing. Friends are another. Knowing that there are people out there who are there for you and to whom you can complain about things and with whom you can just sit and be silent and who don’t judge, let you have your space and who accept you as you, is such a comfort.
Take a minute and think about these special people in your life - you may not think they are there but think again. Even if it is someone not in your daily life and when you talk, the comfort is there. These encounters with good friends are the simple pleasures that help to keep our bodies, minds and hearts balanced.
It is not at all about gifts for occasions and keeping up with the births, marriages and deaths, it is about comfort and ease getting through