Time to Say Thanks

I came across this in my email today and immediately thought of several very dear friends to whom it applies. This is for them--Jeanne, Caroline, Ed, Rita, Mama and Papa L., Jo-Anne, Lois, Brian...--because we all need to know we're loved and to be grateful for the beautiful gift of sincere, selfless friendship.

A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities. (William Arthur Ward)