Friends who call and leave a message to remind you that you invited them over for dinner.

Friends who laugh with you when you phone back and exclaim, “THANK GOD YOU PHONED ME!! I totally forgot!”
Friends who bring you lovely flowers in the most deliciously burgendy/hot-pink color (and chocolates and a card) in celebration that you got published:
Friends who don’t mind when dinner is burned, and who in fact say things like, “Mmmm, I like lasange crunchy.”
Friends who make hand-crafted cards like:
In short, Thank God for friends who love you in spite of yourself!