Sorry for being away I have been ill and this quote because of what I was born with and my the tragedy my best friend is recuperating from speaks strongly about how I feel.
"Friendship is not based on what a person can do for you or how they fit into your narrow selfish view of the world - simply is. You will know your friends because they are the ones still standing by you despite yourself - those that abandon you, berate you behind your back or leave when things no longer serve their needs are not your friends." ~L. Spearman