This year, I was fortunate enough to see several childhood friends that brought tears to my eyes from laughing so hard. Visits with friends from far away places reassured me that we share a great bond that never seems to fade away. Those that live closest to me remain as some of the most supportive people in my life and oddly, some of the hardest to make time to see. This is something that needs to be remedied in the year to come. My budding relationships with those in the community at the library, book club and knitting group are ones that I look forward to developing in the year to come. All of these friendships mean the world to me and I realize how lucky I am to have them.
Tonight, we will make a toast in honor of our friend Dennis that we lost this summer. You are missed.
Happy New Year! May 2011 bring you and your loved ones lots of laughter and good health.