First, let me preface this post by adding part of a message that was sent today by a good friend. Even though it has doubtless been circulated through forwarded emails, it bears repeating, especially on the eve of Valentine's (Hearts) Day.
Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes, we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes, we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes, we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late.