They say that not having friends can shorten your life by 7 years. Whoever "they" is... I believe it.
Not having someone to turn to, to lend an ear, to say a prayer, to hold your hand... must be the darkest of days.
I am so very thankful for my long distance friends and my lifetime friends. Some of which have become more like family.
A good friend is someone who knows about all of the ghosts in your closet and isn't afraid. ~author unknown