A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. (Donna Roberts)

Sharing life with friends is one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. Long-time friendships are even more beneficial when we encounter the difficulties of aging. To be reminded by our friends of the happy times makes our troubles a little easier to handle. Working, playing, and just being together over time builds a solid relationship for mutual benefit.

A friend is always loyal. . . The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense. (Proverbs 17:17; 27:9)