Hard Truths and Soft Landings

We trust our friends to tell us what we need to know,

and to shield us from what we don’t need to discover,

and to have the wisdom to know the difference.

Real friends offer both hard truths and soft landings

and realize that it’s sometimes more important to be nice

than to be honest.

~ Anne Quindlen,

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake