Care is the ingredient that keeps true friendships alive despite separation, distance, or time. Care gives latitude to another person and gets you past the dislikes and annoyances. Quite simply, caring sustains love. Doc Childre and Sara Paddison, HeartMath Discovery Program Are there certain friends you turn to when you have a problem or need to be listened to? Think about this: - Are they compassionate, understanding and nurturing? - Are they totally present, giving you their undivided attention? - Do they try to solve your problems for you or do they help you to get clarity so that you can solve your own problems? - Do they let you talk until you're done? Chances are the people you turn to for support and understanding are good listeners. You can develop these qualities as well and take them even deeper into "essence understanding" through mastering deep heart listening. James Allen In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. Frances Ward Weller -Sara Paddison.