Have you ever wrote a list of all the people who have encouraged you in your life?
I've been thinking of the people that have been most encouraging, and inspirational to me, and I have come to realize that the vast majority are people I couldn't continue a lasting friendship with. They may have had conflict of interests, or cancer finally won, or some other reason, no one can help they are not here. I am thinking this holiday saeson I am going to give a gift to those people that made a differece, whether it be a teacher, doctor, even a librarian, whose words of encouragement have lifted me up on a sad day. There is a professional boundary many people keep like a wall being held up to the rest of the world where they meet the most people. I have felt so sorry that many people can't live it up in life enough to be-friend not only a couple friendly co workers, but the others they also come in contact with on a regular basis. It's like a caste system no one is willing to take a stand against.