The challenge of finding good friends and appreciating their rarity

Good friends are like four-leaf clovers: they’re rare. But when you find them, they offer so much more than luck. They bring comfort in struggle, perspective in conflict,  and encouragement in self-improvement.

Most of those we encounter are traveling along paths that make it difficult to relate. They possess different values, and they’re usually uninterested in a meaningful connection. It’s unfortunate and might beg the question, “Why is it so hard to feel belonging?”

Yes, this is a hard fact of life. But understanding it gives us the power to appreciate when we’ve finally found someone we connect with, to treasure them like a second self – because life requires companionship.