credit: Rainier Martin Ampongan

A friend is a person who will listen when you need him to.

Someone who can quietly enjoy your company and appreciate a good belly laugh.

Someone with whom you can share your joys and sorrows.

A friend won’t kick you when you’re down.

Someone who will challenge your thinking while listening to the good ideas and the bad.

And the person who releases you from your indiscretions with the whisper of kindness.