We all need friends and as we grow older we need them even more. How do you choose friends? The best friends are gentle editors. They may lead by example and help you develop a draft. They offer a suggestion and help you determine whether to put a comma or a period in a situation. Envy is not in their vocabulary. When your life narrative is off course, they help you get back on track. Still, we must take ultimate responsibility for our life decisions.
It takes time for some of us to become editor-in-chief of our own lives. We are often thwarted when toxic grammar or false facts interrupt our flow. It helps to remember our friends are there to guide us with God as publisher.