Friend or fiend?

So how do you define a friend?

Hopefully we all have them, plural. But one or two of us are lucky enough to have good friends, really good friends.

They're not just there for the laughs, they're there for the tough times too.

If you're faced with a challenge, you have to deal with it yourself. But dealing with a problem is so much easier with a good friend coming along for the ride. It's not just about 'a trouble shared, is a troubled halved' - that saying isn't really true, is it?

The problem still needs resolving, but you're more likely to achieve it with a smile if there's a friend there too.

It doesn't matter how many you have. It's the quality, not the quantity that matters.

Let's all just be grateful that we have friends and hope they realise how much they're appreciated!