As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17 NIV)
Good relationships should build us up, make us better, accept our failings while trying to help us improve.
As iron sharpens iron, our relationships should be the catalyst to living better, being better.
We too must be the iron others sharpen against. When we have relatioships like this the world seems a bit less difficult. Live is more livable and regardless of whether we are up or down, we know we have those we can reach out to to either rejoice with us or bear us up.