Valentines is a time when everybodys thoughts turn to romace and that “special person” in their lives. What is often forgotten is that there are other people who should be honoured too, and that is your friends. I know that the thing I value the most from coming to this board is the friendships I have gained. This is the place to honour those people you are proud to call friends, and to explain what friendship means to you. Like Scotticher’s self esteem thread I did not start this to be mentioned, I know that the people who are my friends demonstrate that by their continued friendship. They make it easier to get through each day and they make you appreciate the good things that happen to you and help you to recover when bad things happen.
I also know that at this time of the year friendship is often overshadowed by the search for romance. People feel unfufilled with out a romantic partner in their lives, and they ignore the good things that come with friendship. Good friends are damn rare to find and we should treasure all of them. I know that some of you will look at this and go “bah humbug”, but I hope you will come to the realization that friendship is a fine goal on it’s own.
I have told you about some of my ideas about friendship, now I would like to thank some of my friends. If you aren’t on this list don’t fret I do value you, it’s just that for various reasons I feel that you might not want to be identified publically.
First off I want to acknowledge the one friend who brightens my day by her presence, one of the classiest people on this board, someone who is a caring, loving mother and who brightens the days of everyone she knows. I know I can tell her everything and it won’t affect the friendship we have built. I know everyone who has the privilege to know her will agree that ** CanadianSue ** is someone they are glad has entered their lives.
Secondly I would like to thank Angkins. If we had met IRL we probably would not have paid any attention to each other, but through the magic of the SDMB we have become great friends, we can share everything without judgement and that is the mark of a true friend.
**Fierra ** is another person who’s very presence brightens my days. Geographically we are far apart but spiritually we are in synch. Thank you for always being there Fiona even when due to time differences it isn’t always convenient for you.
The fourth person I would like to say that I am glad to call a friend is one of the classiest people on the SDMB. She gives more to other people then anyone else I know, and she is always genuine in her concern and her desire to help. I know many other people will echo my comments about ** Scotticher**.
There are two more people that I can see are becoming true friends, they are kid compassionate sharing people. I don’t know if they will be comfortable being identified publically, so I will just say that one is on the east coast and the other is in a place that is always warm, and I am looking forward to both of you playing a role in my life.
These are some of the people that mean a lot to me, there are many others whose contributions make me get through evrey day, these include everybody in chat, I am glad to know all of you.
I hope that everybody who reads these words will think about friendship and the value it holds in my life. I did not start this thread to get a million posts, I started it because I felt that there were some things that need to be said.
I thank everyone who is on this list and and I hope you value my friendship as much as I value yours.