With every loss of relationship, friends, do not despair. Mourn for a time, but soon praise the Lord, though your heart may not feel it. For through your loss, you have gained much. You have gained a little more wisdom and knowledge, and a few more notes to write on your heart, “Look for more of these qualities,” and perhaps even, “Less of these,” for the next one. Praise Him for the laughter, but also for the less joyous times, for it is these that pushed you toward this destination - and have no doubt, it is a good one. Thank Him for the valuable friendship, whether it was for a season or continues for a lifetime. And have courage, for the Lord knows the [even better] plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11).