It made me think. I've noticed one common characteristic among my close friends: loyalty.
Loyalty is an invisible thing in a relationship at the beginning. You have no idea who will be loyal to you over time; you may be drawn to being friends with different people for a thousand reasons. However, it is loyalty that makes it all last.
I noticed this saying on Pinterest:
"In friendship, you don't need to find the most interesting one. Just find the most loyal one."
How true! The friendships that have lasted in my life are not the ones in which we have the most in common; in fact, sometimes we have hardly anything in common. They are the people who have proven themselves to be there no matter what is happening in life.
I am so thankful to know friends like this.