A real friend is not someone you feel free to be serious with as much as someone you feel free to be silly with. (Sidney J. Harris, 20th century American journalist)

In times of difficulty and stress, we most often seek out friends who will take us seriously and respond to us with care and concern. Those are very special friends, of course, but, then, there are other friends that don’t always take us too seriously. They are the ones we can have fun with, “let our hair down,” so to speak. Their friendship and confidence are invaluable.
A friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:17). Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice (Proverbs 27:9).