The days fly by and it’s easy to forget to call, to write, to say…I appreciate you.
Life has brought its sweetness along with the bitter this year. There have been wins and losses, ground gained and ground lost, and much to reflect upon.
For those in my life – my wife, my friends, my family, and my colleagues – please know that your presence has made a difference. The favors you have granted, the shoulder you have lent, and the advice you have given…I thank you. I can’t do this alone.
For those who have provided support, a laugh or two, or just thought of me…I thank you. I needed it.
For those who stood in my way, cursed my name, or put a bee in my bonnet…I thank you. You made me stronger.
If you have someone, anyone in your life, consider yourself blessed. We are constantly told that our bowls are empty and that what we truly need to be happy is just ahead, that we can’t be happy where we are. When want trumps need, take a look around you. I promise you that there is someone who would trade lives with you in a blink.
Friends, a kind stranger, family, or true love – these things are the wealth of the world and whether you sleep on stacks of that gold or just have a coin in your pocket, know that people love you, think of you, and care. Perfectly flawed, they don’t always tell you, but know that they are there. I do. I know that I am blessed, as there are far too many people to thank.
Please know these words you read here today ARE FOR YOU.
And if no one told you this today…I love you. You’re beautiful!
Happy New Year.