I have a good friend who is getting married today (yes, on Christmas Eve), so I just want to send out some positive karma her way. Now for the record I've known this person (name withheld to protect the innocent) for something like 10+ years. I could tell some stories over the years about her...all very good...but I'll just mention one anecdote that speaks to her character.
It was back in October and I was feeling horribly sorry for myself over all these changes in my life that didn't seem to be working out all that well. The exact details are unimportant, but I just loved one of her reactions. It was, and I quote, "Steve, stop being such a chicken $hit!". You simply can't make that kind of stuff up.
On a more serious note, I truly treasure the people in my life who care enough to deliver the tough message when it is needed. She is that kind of person. As she starts a new chapter in her life later today, I want to wish her all the love and happiness that she truly deserves.
As Casey Kasem would say, "...here's your long distance dedication..."