Phil is the kind of friend I enjoy, because you can be sure that he reads what you write and he obviously cares about his friends. He has a fully functioning conscience---which can lead him to be hard on himself--but demonstrates in him a trait that I find many people I have interacted with to be either partially or wholly lacking.
Phil, although you may not see it, you are a beautifully rare individual. Despite the fact that you may have taken actions in the past that you regret--the fact that you feel that kind of remorse and have developed that kind of a sensitive soul inspires me and gives me a great respect for you. I am proud to have you in my circle, and I'm always delighted when you comment on my writing. *hugs*