*A friend of true character is one who will listen to you confess your shameful wickedness, be shocked and embarrassed at your behavior, but will still care deeply for you. If they see nothing wrong with what you are ashamed of, you likely need a new friend, one with higher standards!
*It is a wonderful feeling to be able to give to others. It is frankly astounding to have anything to give at all, in this economy!
Plunge boldly into the thick of life.