“There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger and live just a little bit better…”

– Unknown

They say that “friends are the family we choose” and I believe this to be exceptionally true. Many people may come and go throughout our lives, but there are some who stick around – no matter what. We often refer to these amazing people as our best friends.

Sometimes, these friends may be those who we don’t get a chance to see very much. In some cases,  years may even go by without seeing each other, but when you do finally meet again, it always feels as if nothing has changed. When it comes to real friendships, picking things up where you left off just seems so effortless.

Our true friends never failed to cheer us on when we are at our best and supported us with open arms whenever we find ourselves at our worst.

Through the highs and lows of life,  they continue to accept us exactly as we are.

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We can rely on them to listen without judgment and to be there for us without fail. These true friends are indeed rare and we should be so very lucky if we have a handful of them in our lives.

In celebration of true friendships, here are some of the most moving quotes on friendships.

May they inspire us to never take our treasured friends for granted and cherish them like the priceless gems that they are.

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