'Show me your friend and I'll tell you who you are' - you must have heard this one time or another, and as much as this looks/seems to be true, I have seen by experience that this statement should rather be
'show me your friend and I'll tell you who you could become'.
I strongly believe its high time we took a closer look at who our friends are. If your definition of 'friend' is the same as mine then you know that these people are part of the left side of the equation that is equal to your future.
I have known for a long time now that friendships are either adding to you or the reverse. There are those we call friends that draw our hearts away from home (our ideals), while others make us stronger people. We eventually tend towards or become the type of company we keep-in thoughts/habits/love etc, this process might be gradual but is sure. My darling wife is proof that this is true (see my first post).
Sometimes we have friends that are not yet the best they can be or for whatever reason you might have a friend that needs help (i mean someone with real issues), make sure you evaluate from time to time if you are really helping and you are a positive influence or being drawn back by such a person. In case your answer to that is in the negative, walk away, or hand him/her over to a professional counsellor (smile).
Everybody does not have to be your friend, give such relationships another definition.
We are supposed to be a blessing and be blessed by those around us (mentor vs protege). Please make the right choices from today.