On my recent visit home to Cincinnati, I met up with a number of friends.
In some cases I took their pictures. These are the pictures you see above.
I met some of these folks in the 1980’s. Two I have met since I left Cincinnati in 1998.
Strong and long-lasting relationships make us better able to deal with the hardships of life without becoming bitter
Also–if we pay attention– these relationships provide us with context to understand the lives that all sorts of people lead in our difficult world.
Everybody I met up with for lunch, dinner, coffee, or a drink had a story to tell.
This is no different from any person you know.
The lives my friends live have great worth.
I like the people my friends have become over the years.
I work hard to keep up with my friends. I’d suggest you do the same. Don’t wait for others to act.
Every person has value. Every place has value. Every day has value.