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“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”
-George Washington

Isn’t friendship powerful? So I read this quote and the first question I asked to myself is, “What does appellation mean?” Well, here’s your word of the day:

1. A name or title.
2. The action of giving a name to a person or thing.

I’ve always maintained that the sign of true friendship is not dependent on a consistent communication or physical outings but rather a consistent knowledge that they will always be there for you and you for them. A true friendship is a support not determined by frequency of visits or phone calls (although those things are nice). My best friends in this world aren’t necessarily the people that I see the most often but when we do see each other we pick up right where we left off. We have gone our separate ways, changed, gotten married, become different people, but that makes no difference to the bond that we feel towards each other. I can count on them and I hope they feel that they can count on me. I guess this is me saying thanks to my friends.