"When you ask for patience, what you get is a line at the bank. In other words, life gives you the people, places and situations that are going to allow you to once and for all develop what it is you need.
I can count on my two hands how many close friends i have that I would trust with anything. It's not how many, it's who. I love my true friends with all of my heart, even though it has taken me way too long to realize who they are.