I have learned much from my friends about sobriety, recovery and what it means to be a friend and to have friends.  With friendship comes responsibility, and rather than just move on when my feelings get hurt or I disagree with others, I have learned the value of revealing my feelings with a view to working out any differences that may be affecting the friendship, negatively.  I try to afford others that which I desire.  We are each unique and have our own opinions, beliefs, and ideals.  True friendships allow both of us the freedom to have our differences, and yet remain friends.  I am still working on being a good friend and I’m learning how to be a good friend from the many blessed relationships.