Another year goes by and my feet are still walking upon this rock hurtling through space. There have been many highs and lows but I think I have done pretty good in life. I have made many people happy, some people sad, but my intent has been good. Most of the time that is. I am not a perfect man but never claimed to be. I try to treat people the way I would like to be treated. Give when you can and take only when needed. There are things you do in life just because you know it is right. I am not one to attract attention to myself. If I can make someone a bit happier than I know I have done good.
I have been lucky enough to become friends with some great people around this country. Years ago I would have never guessed I could claim to have friend in all four corners of the United States. Best of all I have people I can confide in, people that will lend a hand when needed, people that will tell me when I am being an ass and when I am not. Good friends can rein you in, tell you that you are being a dick and get you to understand why you need to stop.
I am grateful to know these various groups of friends. I thank you all for your kindness and generosity. I am can only hope I have been as kind and generous in return.