It is such a small word, yet it is so full of promise and commitment. What does it mean to be a friend? I have had many friends and a few very close friends. Some come and go with a situation. Others stay in my life for years. A few flame out quickly. One in particular stands out because we were first friends. Our friendship was snuffed out by one hurtful, hateful, and very, very wrong statement. We became civil later, but we will never be friends again. The trust we had was broken in one act. Another friendship has faded due to neglect. Again, the trust seems to be gone. I wasn't there when she needed me and that will never be mended.
How to keep the trust alive and the friendship going, that is the quest.