This morning I received a lovely email from one of my very best friends, Ms. Ashley Chaplain Hepburn (whose nickname is Ferdy). Last weekend I paid her a visit in Georgetown. On Monday morning when I awoke to start the week, I felt refreshed and more like myself than I have in quite a while. Our conversation and laughter over the weekend had made me remember what a strong person I am, and should be, for the people in my life and the organizations that I serve.
Friendship is a cure for the every day social and emotional maladies we endure, as well as our long-term physical ailments. On this day of Thanksgiving, let us be thankful for kindred spirits.