It's interesting to me how some friends are for life and some are for seasons. The lifers aren't put out with you if you don't see them for a year. They're not in this for themselves. And the seasonal friends are by no means expendable. You are just in each other's life for a time of God ordained comfort, support, and enjoyment.
I am intrigued by God's timing with my friendships. He can rekindle a dusty one when you need it, when the friend is unaware of your circumstance. He can bring a new one that may last a month or a few years. Either way the imprint we leave on one another in the exchange leaves a kind of resist that we will take into future relationships.
I am so grateful for the folks in my life today. It is amazing how much more I grow when I am interacting with people who inspire me. Hopefully I am encouraging them too.