♦ They ask, “how are you” because they care.
♦ They are someone you could be yourself with.
♦ They laugh at your lame jokes!
♦ They are comfortable being with you, even in silence.
♦ They hurt when you hurt.
♦ They send postcards saying “wish you were here” and they mean it!
♦ They let us speak!
♦ They bring out the best in you!
♦ They see our success before we do!
♦ They know the real you and still like you!
♦ They wish the best for you!
♦ They encourage you!
♦ They lift us up and don’t bring us down.
♦ They know the right words to say at the right moment.
♦ They are free counselors!
♦ They make exercise more fun!
♦ They won’t sugarcoat answers to your questions.
♦ They remember special memorable events and dates!
♦ They are considerate of your feelings.
♦ They help you burn calories with laughter!
♦ They will be your chauffeur when you need a ride.
♦ They will help keep you cool when you are fired up.
♦ They will listen while you vent.
♦ They will treat you to breakfast, lunch, or dinner, just because.
♦ They will get to you fast when you need them!
♦ They keep us in their thoughts and pray for us.
♦ They send you surprise gifts just for the fun of it!
♦ They will house or pet sit for you in times of need.
♦ They send you random pictures, emails, ecards, and text messages just to make you smile!