Just because someone has been in your life for a long amount of time does not necessarily mean that they are a true friend. Remember one thing - the goodwill of all those with whom we meet - is the foundation of our success. When times get rough you will find out who your real friends are.
The moments in life when you discover who your true friends are, are more than likely going to be the times when something bad, traumatic or personal crisis has happened. These friends have helped us cope with this whole crisis and they continue to do so, every single day, without a doubt. They offer support to us not only in the form of words, but also with actions and support that really does make a difference.
A handful of people have stood out heads and shoulders above the rest as true friends, because they have shown they really care about us. Or when you have taken a risk to do something and reach out for their support, they keep an open mind and heart to friend’s problems. They support you in everything. Whenever you will do something wrong, they will tell you that you did wrong - they might not agree with what you are doing, but they will stick by your side anyway. They, who really love you, will wound you if it’s necessary. That is, they will tell you the truth and won’t give you hypocritical kisses when they need to do a little spiritual surgery on you. They do it, they tell us, because that is what friends are for, to be there when it really counts. These people bring tears to our eyes and make us smile in the midst of all this pain we feel ourselves going through day after day.