I have read if a man has on friend, he's rich. A friend helps us in the time of need. A friend can be that little spark of inspiration to a flame that no longer burns. A friend is always honest, encouraging, willing to give himself or herself through ups or downs, through good and bad, happy or sad. A friend sometimes is closer than a brother or sister. A friend has a way of bringing out the things inside that we have given up trying to bring out on our own. So thank God for a friend. I do, because a friend could be that special person we sometimes pass in this life without ever experiencing how wonderful a friend can be. I thank God for my friend.