Ann Landers said, “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfections and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”
For those younger who may not know who Ann Landers was, it was a pen name that the Chicago Sun-Times advice columnist Ruth Crowley in 1943 created and was taken over by Eppie Lederer in 1955 ( the lady in the photo above). For 56 years her syndicated advice column was a regular feature in newspapers across North America. Due to this popularity, ‘Ann Landers’, though fictional, became something of a national institution and cultural icon, at least that is the way it seemed. Everyone quoted her.
But her comment about friendship is so true. To have a best friend, one who knows you totally, one you share your ups and downs, good and the bad yet remains a true, loyal friend without judging you is indeed one of the most treasured relationships we can have.
Be sure and tell your best friend thank you.