Our dear friend, Larry, died last Friday. It was a shock like nothing I can ever recall. Friends came from all over the community to the hospital, all of us in shock. Larry was a one of kind guy. Genuine, loving, positive, determined, gifted, a get things done person - so smart and talented and yet so self-effacing - humble - what a remarkable person.
The thing that caught my attention is that all of his friends were convinced that they were his "best friend" - that includes me. What does it say about a person that all his friends believed he truly cared for them deeply? Larry knew the art of friend making and he made all of us feel as if we were his very, best friend. That is so powerful.
I want to be that kind of friend to others. I am inspired by his example and determined to make friendship a priority in my life.
I asked my Granddaughter Ella what BFF stands for she smiled and said, "Best Friends Forever", Papa!
Hey Larry - BFF! We take the challenge to be outstanding friend makers! Thanks for teaching us by your example!
Just thinking, Steve