My second most favorite word is also "Friends" after my Family being the first. I am in my mid 40's and I have two close friends in Hyderabad only. We have been friends for the last 30 years from our high school time. Whenever we meet, we forget our age. The noise we make, the laughter and sharing the most important decisions of our lives like which Saree to wear for some body's wedding, or latest jewellery.. the topics are endless.
I really feel blessed to have such good friends and thank god for that.