Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. Prov. 19:11
And then there are those friends who uplift your spirit. They are so outward focused that you can just be yourself (and they can be vulnerable t00). You don't have to double-back and explain or preface every phrase because they know you and understand your heart. You can laugh, cry, and express your fears without risk of being exploited or criticized. They hold you accountable because they truly care about your spirit and want what's best for you.
I am blessed by so many people in my life who are just that. I can turn myself inside out and they don't cringe, judge, or take personal offense. I can trust them to keep my heart safe and not expose it as something other to a listening ear. They are the dearest and truest friends.
I can't help but think that heaven will be comprised of these relationships solely. No masks, no misunderstandings, no self-centered sensitivities, no relational fears.
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. Prov. 17:9