I hear that question often...when I thank someone for something nice they did or for a gesture or for a gift and they'll say "what are friends for?"
Friends have been such an important part of my healing from the separation and divorce. From the shock of finding out that my life wasn't what I thought it was...
They've helped me understand the importance of love and support and not being judgmental.
They've helped me understand that it's ok not to be perfect.
They've helped me understand that when I need to ask for help they'll be there for me.
They've helped me to see the glories of laughter and finding the positive things in life.
They've helped me learn that I am indeed lovable and sweet and kind and that just because someone else changed his mind doesn't mean that I am not who I always thought I was.
And that last little bit...that's exactly what friends are for. To just be there, love you, help you when you're down and show you the path when you get a little lost.
What else are friends for? Shamelessly promoting them when they've done something really awesome...like get their pattern nominated in the Craftsy Pattern Design Awards. If you get a chance, go here and vote for my friend Allison who designs under the name Freckles and Purls. It's an awesome scarf and she's an even awesomer person.