I am so thankful for community! We have gone through seasons where we had friends, but not community. Life was different, harder then. Mike always says "I can't really explain the difference between community and friendship. But when you experience community, you will know." It is so true. I think if you have community, you have friends. If you have friends, you may have community, but not always. For us, during a touch season of our lives, we had awesome friends - still do - we love them A LOT - but we were missing community. In that specific instance, I think it was because all of our friends there were not friends with one another. We were spread out between neighbors, coworkers, friends from church, etc. Life was meant to be shared.
Today I am grateful for community. Not a specific one - just community. I feel like we have so many great communities and are blessed beyond belief because of these people in our lives. They share with us and we share with them. We have an awesome community of photography friends, those from church, those of fellow crafters, and sooooo many more!
So, if you don't have someone in your life that you can cry with and laugh with - find someone! Even just one person. Build a group wherever you go! Find one or two people to keep you sane during the work day. Find some that you can grab dinner or a walk with when you've had a bad day - or good day. Find some that enjoy doing what you enjoy doing. Then learn from one another! YOU have something to share - let someone in!