Friends. One of the things that was important to my grandmother was family and friends. She always said that you can’t choose your family. You’re stuck with what you are given and that’s why choosing your friends is so important. This was my first lesson in learning to choose good friends that support, help , encourage and lift me up. Choosing friends that are better than me in one or more areas will challenge me to improve. Since we tend to become like those we associate with, it is critical that choose wisely. True friends are a blessing and a rarity. Treat them well. This is the importance of choosing good friends.