The meaning of a word to me gives the word value. The meaning of friend is extraordinary. Therefore when I call you friend I mean friend because otherwise I call you what you are (you're my neighbor, you're my home-girl, or you're my coworker). I have very few friends and I'm always excited when The universe exposes a new friend.
My California experience would not be the same without one person Chrisa. She has seriously been there since day one. I'm so thankful to have her in my life. I call her friend!