Thursday, September 15, 2011

Make new friends, but keep the old!!

Last weekend, I flew from Boston to Detroit to Akron. As promised, Juliann was at the airport to greet me. She looked "the same" even though we have not seen each other in 17 years.

Thursday, the day I arrived, was Juliann's 60th birthday. We went out to a lovely Italian restaurant for dinner...great food, wine, good! And we talked, and we talked, and we talked. It was as if time had stood still for us. We just picked right up where we'd left off.

That, to me, is the sign of a true friendship! We shared our lives and our hopes and our sorrows and our disappointments and our dreams. Can you say "BEAUTIFUL"?? It was.

Happy New Year, dear Juliann! Thank you for letting me help you enter into a beautiful new life. You have so much going on - you really care about people and you're smart and funny and nice. Maybe you should run for President! But I hope you don't. Life will be good to you. Be patient. Keep smiling...and perhaps, along the way, teach me how to do the same. XOXOXOXOXO

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