Truly special people bring out the best in us. They inspire and encourage us to be more than we thought we could be. They raise our vision, our hopes and our enthusiasm for life. At least that has been my experience. When I make friendships I do so with my whole heart. I've never been very light-hearted, although I laugh a lot, but its not at all the same thing. Relationships, for me, have a deep meaning that penetrates my very soul. Although its resulted in me being hurt a few times I still feel very blessed.