STOP AND THINK – To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy. (Author unknown)

Maybe, it’s the other way around: to be lonely is to be depressed. In any case, it’s clear that we were created to live in community. John Donne was right when he said, “No man is an island.” When we have friends, we can share our disappointments and find encouragement; we can share our joys and cheer others.

The pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice (Proverbs 27:9). A friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:17).