“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” – Charles Darwin
One evening I spent some time reviewing my friends’ list on Facebook, I got to thinking. Who are all these people? What do they mean to me? more importantly, do they know what they mean to me? Sometimes we are consumed about showing our poker face in fear of being misread and/or misunderstood that we fail to tell those closest what they really mean to us. So, here is my chance!
I set out on the mission to review each of my Facebook friends and thank every one of them in this blog for what they bring to my life. Of course (due to different circumstances), some friends are more close than others, but each of them has made an impressional difference, and it should not be left unappreciated.
When you embark on the exercise of seriously thinking about all the friends you have and evaluate what they mean to you; it becomes an exercise of self-discovery. You also realize your wealth in terms of the value you get from each of your friendships. I now appreciate the tremendous value that I get from all of my friendships and quickly concluded that I am a wealthy man. So THANK YOU! to each and every one of you for being a part of my life’s journey. You have all given me a piece of you that makes me…. me!
There are quite a few friends that I could have probably written an entire blog posting thanking them for what they have done for me, but for simplicity, I kept all my thanks to one-liners.
Here is my list:
Shawn Allingham – Thank you for being a very kind and humble person.
Ina Annanack – Thank you for supporting Chris.
Angie Brown – Thank you for your honesty and being there for me during a very difficult time of my life.
Heidi Ashton – Thank you for being a very generous and honest friend.
James Ashton – Thank you for being a very loyal and trustworthy friend.
Kevin Aucoin – Thank you for your kind words, support and easily accepting me as a part of the Dovico team.
Nick Babineau – Thank you for sharing your musical passion.
Terry Belliveau – Thank you for sharing your quick wit and photography prowess.
Mike Blizzard – Thank you for being an example of the kind of team leader I aspire to be someday.
Curtis Brun – Thank you for sharing your passion of owning a classic car.
Glen Burke – Thank you for providing me with some light-hearted humour during our college days.
Shelley Butler – Thank you for sharing your journey of self-discovery, your inspiration and energy is contagious.
Carl Chase – Thank you for being an easy going friend, your life experience inspires me.
Lisa Clendenning – Thank you for keeping things light-hearted when I worked at Brovada.
John Conroy – Thank you for teaching me what plus/minus was in hockey WAYYY back in the day.
David Cormier – Thank you for sharing whatever spare time you do have to be that friend that gives their undivided attention.
Keith Cormier – Thank you for being a very compassionate and thoughtful friend.
Jamie Coughlan – Thank you for being good company whenever we get a chance to go to an event.
Sophie Deslongchamps – Thank you for sharing your passion of classic cars.
Joey Doiron – Thank you for all the comedic relief during our working days at NBCC.
Diane Doucet – Thank you for sharing your incredible strength and stopping by my office each and every workday to say “Hi”.
Yves Doucet – Thank you for believing in me and being an outstanding role model.
Kristine Duerr – Thank you for easing my anxiety of getting a dog, your knowledge gave me strength and it has paid off.
Joel Dunham – Thank you for your infinite knowledge of the automobile industry and sharing that passion with me.
Mark Eagles & Natasha Matchett – Thank you both for being authentic and true to your passions.
Elaine Flannagan – Thank you for your sharp sense of humour.
Felicia Flewelling – Thank you for sharing your passion for life, your energy is contagious.
Gerard Gallant – Thank you for being an inspirational father, you have inspired me to be a better dad.
Nicole Gallant – Thank you for your kindness.
Trent Gallant – Thank you for all the laughs that we have shared throughout the years and the quiet wisdom that you share from time to time.
Phil Godin – Thank you for inspiring me with your imagination and passion for technology.
Kerrie Goodfellow – Thank you for being there for Shannon through thick and thin.
Shannon Goodfellow – Thank you for being a deep thinker and a solid contributor to our league days.
Bob Gorham – Thank you for being an awesome office neighbour and someone I look up to professionally.
Jamie Haley – Thank you for battling through all that you had had to battle through, you are an inspiration.
Michael Hartery – Thank you for coming in and being a giant help during my days at Brovada.
Ryan Hitchcock – Thank you for sharing your thoughtful friendship.
Arthur Hoogervorst – Thank you for taking your time to make me a better developer and believing in me.
Tanya Jenkins – Thank you for always being willing to help whenever I have called upon you.
Martin Johnson – Thank you for sharing your sense of humour and business smarts with me.
Estelle Johnston – Thank you for being an ambassador of good health and thoughtfulness.
Bernadette Kenny – Thank you for raising four smart, generous and outstanding children, your parenthood has inspired me to be a better parent.
Jessica Kenny – Thank you for being a positive influence in John’s life.
John Kenny – Thank you for being a very loyal friend and someone whose opinion I respect.
Joseph Kenny – Thank you for never judging me while I grew up.
Derek King – Thank you for being a very authentic person who follows his convictions.
Wayne King – Thank you for casually taking my money in poker and providing me with good humour while doing so.
Melissa (and Scott) Langille – Thank you for being loyal and consistent friends.
Marcel Leger – Thank you for being a leader in your field and willingness to share your time, knowledge and passion with me, “the new guy”.
Clorice Levesque – Thank you for being a trustworthy person at a time I needed people to trust.
Krissy-Don MacDonald – Thank you for showing great resiliency in your lives, it inspires me.
Michelle MacIssac – Thank you for always being a very honest person.
Nick Maillet – Thank you for being a very intelligent thinker.
Mike Mallais – Thank you for being a prime example of how a childhood passion can breed itself into a lifetime career.
Dana Marchbank – Thank you for being a kind, gracious person, an inspiration to all who meet you.
Derek Martin – Thank you for sharing your passions and great creativity.
Linda Mason – Thank you for your generosity.
Mary & Larry Matchett – Thank you for believing in me at a time in my life that I needed to be believed.
Dale-Linda Mattinson – Thank you both for being in my corner when times got really tough.
Justin Mattinson – Thank you for being respectful and hard-working, you will go far in life.
Georges McIntyre – Thank you for sharing your incredible pain of losing your parents in such a short time, you are an inspiration.
Pat McKay-Jones – Thank you for your kind words.
Brent McLaughlin – Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me by using a very witty and clever delivery.
Jon McLenaghan – Thank you for being that one friend that even though we do not speak very often, it is never awkward to catch up when we do.
Luc Melanson – Thank you for accepting me as one of the Dovico team and sharing your great sense of humour.
Chris Meunier – Thank you for your camaraderie during our NBCC work days.
Christina Mullins – Thank you for being a great mother to your 2 boys and Dave. 😉
Alison Murdock – Thank you for being the rock in Mike’s life and an inspirational example of living for the moment.
Mike Murdock – Thank you for being the big cousin I looked up to, and still, do.
Chris Nagle – Thank you for being a very loyal cousin and friend.
Christina Nagle – Thank you for sharing your life and love with me.
John Nason – Thank you for being a good friend, especially during our ICT days.
Eric Novinscak – Thank you for sharing your passion for computer technology with me when computer technology was just beginning to be mainstream.
Roger Parker – Thank you for your quiet wisdom when it came to league matters.
Kevin Robichaud – Thank you for being one of my first childhood friends.
Norman Robichaud – Thank you for being an example of “it is never too late to live your life”.
Chris Ross – Thank you for your sense of humour.
Don Ross – Thank you for being the most respected teacher I have ever had.
Tim Ross – Thank you for being my first childhood best friend.
Shawn Routley – Thank you for being a fun cousin to hang around with.
Theresa Savoy – Thank you for being there for me when the “stuff” hit the fan.
Emily Brad Schofield – Thank you for sharing your passion for music.
James Scott – Thank you for being a athletic inspiration, your energy knows no bounds.
Mathew Seguin – Thank you for reminding me that I should have never sold my Magic cards in the 90’s.
Dean Spence – Thank you for sharing your passion for popular culture and your creativity.
Shawn Sippley – Thank you for your willingness to help your friends and family.
Allan & Colleen Stewart – Thank you for being there for us whenever you are called upon and accepting me as part of your family.
Jennifer Sullivan – Thank you for setting me up with my wife!
Quintin Sullivan – Thank you for being that one guy who had the gift to lighten the mood during our league days.
Dustin Swaikoski – Thank you for sharing your quick wit humor.
Michael Taylor – Thank you for sharing your passion of music.
Connie Trevors – Thank you for raising Trent, Nicole and Marc to be respectful hard working people, it’s a true reflection of you.
Jennifer Young-Macumber – Thank you for your kindness.
Scott Wadden – Thank you for being a very generous and knowledgeable friend.
Chris West – Thank you for being a leader in your profession, our next generations are in good hands.
Stephen Whitty – Thank you for your sharp and intelligent humor.
Updated resolution numbers:
119.2 of 1000 KMs walked
8 of 50 blog entries posted
3 of 10 books read (1 on the go)