Friday Morning FYI – 10/16/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is about the people in our lives friends loved ones:

When this goes live, I’ll be a few hours away from standing in a line with my dad and brother as sorry-eyed family and friends file past, offering sympathy, hugs, and understanding. All of that will, of course, be appreciated, but nothing will compare to the following text I received this (10/15) morning:

“I just saw the post about your mom and I wanted you to know if you need a shoulder to lean on or anything I’ll be there in a heartbeat.”

I tear-up (read: lose. my. shit.) every time I read that (yes, even as I write this). It came from my oldest friend, who I’ve known for thirty years, and I believe every word of it. She’s wonderful on every level.

These are the kind of people to cherish-the ones who will drop everything when you need them, even if you don’t ask, and even if you haven’t seen each other in years. But don’t just cherish them, be one of them to someone.


Thanks for reading,


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