If good friends fell from the sky like raindrops, I'd turn my umbrella upside down and have all that I need. But friends do not come to us that way, instead they shoot up through the ground from a tiny seed of common interest, are cultivated with good times and grow into a beautiful flower to enjoy that continues to bloom as long as it is cared for. These flowers of friendship are gathered into a fragrant bouquet that enhances the world around us and are meant to be enjoyed by ourselves as well as to bring cheer or comfort to others. Like flowers, friendships also go through changes, sometimes they are allowed to die, but if you care for them well and tend them with a gentle touch, they will continue to build roots in new places and bloom for years of enjoyment. When you have found a friend such as this, you will know by the beauty and fragrance that surrounds your life and it will spread like beautiful wildflowers to enrich all of us.