Friends and their encouragement are so underestimated in our society. People who care enough to take the time to listen and to tell their stories to others can change the world one heart at a time. Listen and you will grow, give your story, your life to another and you will grow. God wants us to grow in so many ways in this lifetime so we can be ready for the next one. Learn to give selflessly, learn to accept graciously, learn to listen intently and love unconditionally to be open to the here after. Start this process by being a friend to everyone you meet!