As I have mentioned before in my other writings, I was blessed with a father who was my best friend.
I have many fond memories of our time together. At age 4, I begged to join him in the woods. This was the beginning of a great appreciation for God's creation and the lessons learned from a woodsman. Around 9, I begin to help out with our farm products route, he let me drive the van. During this time, I saw the master at work making friends, serving them and bringing joy to many. He taught me the value of relationships, to invest in people. Daddy never accumulated much worldly treasures but he was the richest man I ever knew. At his funeral there were over 20 honorary pall bearers, each there to honor the life of their best friend. So I pass it on to you: find your treasure in those within your midst.
To have a friend you must first be a friend.