I spent almost two hours on the phone early this morning with a dear friend. I haven’t seen this person for ten years, and we have only kept sporadic contact with each other via letters and email. However, the nature of our friendship is that we can pick up at the deep level of intimacy that we shared when we were together.

I am so blessed to have a couple friends like this. Some live near me, some far, but with each one I know that I can share honestly and openly whenever we are next in contact.

If you have a friend like this, take some time before the end of the year to either call or write a little note letting them know how much you appreciate their friendship. In this transient world, true friends are hard to find, so if your true friends are far from you, remind them how important they are to you.