All my friends, especially those who tend to be supportive and positive, enhance my spiritual growth. However, at times, they can also become difficult. And when that happens, that is, when a friend seems to be on a different wavelength, I consider him or her as a challenge to deal with and a situation to overcome as he or she provides the chance for me to look within myself to face relationship issues squarely and to practice virtues which I may need to develop or to improve on at the moment like patience, forgiveness, understanding, and letting that friend be. There are times when you need to let go of them but that is just part of acceptance and surrender to, perhaps, a harsh but inevitable reality. Thus, difficult friends enhance my spirituality even more as I learn to allow the grace of God to work through me in dealing with them in a more creative way.