Last night I went over to a friend's place for chili. Why is this important? BECAUSE CHILI IS DELICIOUS!
For real though, it's because I was able to walk in, serve myself, take an amount I was hungry for, and sit down on the couch next to my friend. It's been a while since I've had a friend where I felt comfortable "making myself at home" at their place.
This was the same friend that I picked up some heavy whipping cream for the other night when I was at the grocery store (They cook a lot). Did I ask for money from this friend? No. I will do things for them, and they'll do things for me. I think it's important to find friends like this because it reminds me of family. If you're living far away from family it's important to have a good support system.
My first job out of college, it took me a long time to find friends. Depending on the friends, it can take a while to feel comfortable around them. I'm very grateful I'm developing good friendships here. I should probably let this friend know how much I appreciate them!