To continue yesterday's inspirational theme of friendship, some friends are furry or feathered; your friend maybe a dog, and we can learn how to live happier lives by simply observing and behaving like our friend. Alan Cohen has a book called, "Are You As Happy As Your Dog?" which is a fun and insightful read on how to live a happier life. Simple things like, "dream with your feet moving" and "dig where the real bones are", or "don't settle for mush" are rules humans could apply to make life more fulfilling. Friends don't have to be human to be helpful.
A friend is someone who not only sees you for who you are (even when you don't), but someone who encourages you to become more of who you are by challenging you to grow and learn even if it is uncomfortable.