(Taking a moment here to appreciate you. Ready?)
I know you keep saying how blessed you feel to have such good friends, but in reality, we are the ones who are blessed to have you.
So, in honor of you on your birthday, here is my own Top 10 list of reasons why you are the most awesome friend in the world.
1) You keep me laughing no matter what.
2) You are a caring and attentive listener.
3) You are wise beyond your years and can always cut through the bullcrap to get at the heart of the matter.
4) You're not afraid to tell it how it is.
5) You love the animals and the children and you fiercely advocate for both.
6) You put your money where your mouth is.
7) You accept people for who they are.
8) You have the best book recommendations.
9) You have a gift for bringing people together.
10) You are easygoing, free-spirited and fun, and a joy to spend time with.
I'm sure I'm speaking for many more people when I say how much we love you. You have touched so many lives and the world is truly a better place because of you, and I know that I am a better person for having had you as a friend for these last 12 years.
Have a wonderful birthday! XO