This announcement came in the mail today and touched my heart. Ten years ago, in a former life, I needed to temporarily take time off from my job. My boss called a temp agency and they sent over a twenty-something young man to do the essentials while I was gone.
He had been wandering a bit in his life. Raised by a heroic single mom, he had already beaten the odds for a child growing up in a tough urban environment. I was blessed to be in a place to encourage him to go back to school and pursue a degree in Accounting. Accounting, as a career choice, was always good to me.
Fast forward ten years, to an announcement in the mail with a note from my friend - a true gentleman, "I wanted to thank you again for all of the encouragement you gave me throughout the years!" What a guy!
I'm proud to know him and lucky to be his friend.
It's graduation time of year - congratulations to all graduates!