I have been very lucky in friendship. I may not have the wealth or success that some can claim, but I know what it is to have people in my life who know me well, like me just as I am (well, most of the time), listen to me, make me laugh, support me always, and who make my life better on a regular basis.
No friendship is an accident… it takes a lot of hard work. My daughters use to ask me, during some of the more difficult times, why I had so many friends who did so much for me… I explained that it is not because I am such a great guy, but because I work very hard at making and keeping friends.
Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you,” and PROVED it. For me it has been a few very special people… time and time again.
Because of you my friends, and you know who you are, I know what REAL friendship means… and that is about as lucky as a guy can get.
Thank you all, and know you are sincerely loved and appreciated… xoxo