Admittedly, my friends are sometimes the people that I take for granted the most. I always assume they're going to be there for me, and I can't imagine what I would do if they weren't! What makes them so special is not only that they're always supportive and there for me, but that they know and care so much about me. I believe that really getting to know someone and truly making the effort and taking the time to do so is one of the greatest gifts you can give someone! I can't remember where, but at some point in my life I came across the idea that "it's nearly impossible to hate someone you really know" or perhaps it was that "it's nearly impossible not to love someone you really know", but either way, I agree. Who knows, you might realize you have a lot more things in common with someone than you originally thought, so make the effort!