I have never been the kind to have many friends. I would much rather have quality friends over quantity friends. The few close friends I do have are amazing. They are smart, talented, generous, supportive, and make me laugh regularly.
Above all though, true friends are there for you when you need them. They show up. That alone, for me, is the best litmus test for friendship that I can think of: Are they there for me when I need them?
Because if they aren’t then they are not a real friend in my book. They are just an acquaintance. So I think I will re-frame this fortune to say:
“When you need them, your real friends will appear.”
To your good fortune!