Having a bunch of close friends, who are loving and non-judgemental, is a good thing in many ways. First, we feel we are not alone. Second, when we need support during happy or sad times these friends are there for us, as we try to be for them. Third having a network of friends makes life worth living.

as I sunk into the depths of unhappiness recently
my friends were there to support me
as we met individually and as a group
things felt much better
and life was worth living
as matters improved and I felt happy again
while still meeting with my friends
I enjoyed the good times
how good to have close friends