Before the day comes to an end and my next year begins its first full day, a moment of gratitude to those who have shared it with me, and those who were too far away to sit around the same table and spend hours in great company:

Thank you for the text messages and the phone calls, the witty remarks and the sensitive ones.

Thank you for reminding me that life can present us with a heart-warming surprise at any time.

Thank you to those I see almost every day, and those who live out of reach but dwell within my daily thoughts – each one of you is a world I am proud to be a part of, each one of you enriches my life beyond words.

You know who you are. Thank you.