I like durable friendships. The ones that weather through the tough idiosyncrocies of life and end up stronger and more in touch with reality. After all, it's easy to be friends when . . . well, when it's easy. The easy life - what is that? When you get up in the morning (and have a bed to get up out of), eat breakfast (chosen from the plenty of food you have on hand), shower and dress (with the excellent supply of water and clothing), and then get in your car (which has plenty of gas) and know that God is on your side. That's pretty easy. The more difficult times require more hardy friends.
PS God is always on your side.