I have been blessed as far as friends are concerned. Not because I have them in my life. But, because they have taught me that being friends means that you overcome geography, time-zone, time of the day, schedules, and circumstances.
And, that friendship is a two-way street, but it works as a one-way street too. Love may seek reciprocation; friendship does not.
It is my friends who allow me to recognise who my friends are, and make me an able friend.