Keep smilin’, keep shinin’
Knowin’ you can always count on me, oh, for sure
‘Cause I tell you that’s what friends are for
For good times and for bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for ………
A topic that i love writing about…  Would love to even share my experiences and make a book of it!! This latest one was inspired by a dear [new] friend, Avni.
FRIENDS…. Need i say more? 

The days go by thanks to Friends
Happiness doubles thanks to Friends
Sadness vanishes into thin air thanks to Friends 
Issues are sorted out thanks to Friends 
Decisions are made easier thanks to Friends 
[and yes, thanks to friends, we have been through many heart aches and painful days ]
For me,some friends are more than Friends, don’t have a word for it, but i know when i die, they will be there crying and missing me oodles, laughing over my quirks, and sharing jokes /secrets, bitch[why not right] that i’ve sworn them to[You all who know who am referring to,remember lips sealed….] … and am sure some will turn just to make sure am Gone!! ha ha ha 😉
Some of the wackos i have in my life know me more than i know myself… They can sense what am going through without a single word, they understand what is running in my head with the silence, or the change in my tone.. Infact there is one special dear darling wacko looney friend, N, in Bombay, who i feel is a part of me… She smothers me, pampers me, is so protective possessive, infact so is her hubby and 2 bratty adorable kids and she is among the few i turn to when am UPPPP or DOWNNN…. Sensible, in your face advice is what she will give- no fancy cushioned words, no mincing around , no being “polite”… Oh, did i mention she is part of the 3stooges? One who is the inner voice i need when i doubt myself…. 
Apart from her , i’ve got quite a few close friends/sweethearts…- we might not meet often…heck, we dont even talk to each other that much.. but i know i can call/text if ever i need help/support… if i go silent, they will be there to jolt me awake.
Now, its not all hunky dory… there are some who were dear friends, but went their way, and just lost touch… i too got tired of keeping the friendship going[how much can one person do…] n then others who are caught up with life[atleast that is the excuse i tell myself] and forget friends … Oh well, c’est la vie!! 🙂   [ learnt it the hard way not to have expectations from anyone… ]
Offlate, I’ve also managed to meet some amazing online friends [who I’ve met as well and some of which are now completely offline]…. 
Ryze
Facebook
Twitter
Blogsville
We connect for various reasons —
Gizmos n gadget freaks
Books
Movies
Music 
Poetry
Travel
Similar line of work 
Aussie cricket team 😉 
Food/cooking
Travelled together… 2random people talking!!
For no reason – yep,this also happens.. You just have a fun chat and voila, something blossoms

Honestly, does it matter where you found that friend? Do they have to have a label or a tag ???
We have known each other since school
Or maybe we were best buds in College
How about we did this “asaf” course together at “so n so place”
Oh, we worked together  and shared bitching sessions
Our families have been friends for eons 
She/he has been my neighbor from when i was “yeh high”[ hand gesture showing a height of about 1 foot or so… 🙂 ]
The reason for this post???? — 
All i wanna say is Judge me BY my friends and not HOW i made these friends!!