If my daughter reads this blog one day, I hope she takes away the lesson that you can only get rewards in life if you take a first step in one direction or another. When I started writing this blog I had no idea it would return the level of support, intelligence, humor and kindness that it has. I’ve been blown away over the past year by the experience, as I thought I would attract two or three people who had read every page on the Internet and were down to mine. Like love, I find it best not to analyze anyone’s reading choice too deeply, lest the magic fade. I’m grateful for my new friends – I’ll leave it at that.
And then there is Josh from Joshland, a kind soul unlike any other who walks the walk of inner strength and positivity; a person who has experienced more than a reasonable amount of heartache in his life with cystic fibrosis and the death of his sister, Angie, from CF. Mere mortals might give up. Not Josh. He colors this world orange with his crazy pal Moganko* and almost makes me want to believe in the goodness of humanity (almost, which is a future blog post).
So, what does this crazy friend of mine from the land of Vikings go and do? He creates two amazing graphics for me. The banner at the top of the page and the Unknown Graphic below. I opened my email and there they were – gifts for moi. And I like gifts. Yes, I am the luckiest person alive.
My humble thanks to Josh for the thoughtfulness and generosity. The banner will go into rotation immediately and appear randomly, depending on my mental state. Regarding the other graphic, I like admiring my handsome self in it. The resemblance is uncanny. Well done, Friend of Moganko.
Please raise your nebulizers for Josh tonight. Salute.
*There is some debate whether Moganko created the character Josh or vice versa. It’s a mystery that remains unsolved.
Josh is pretty amazing!
Love the new graphics!!!
Stacey, Ten out of ten doctors recommend Josh to their patients.
I seriously love this post, your new hilarious banner, and also Josh. bp
Thanks, CG. Josh rocks!
This is pure awesomeness!
That is all.
Jenny, Thank you. That is all, too. 🙂
Your bill is in the mail. 🙂 Just kidding, dude. Glad you like them.
Please tell Fox that the picture doesn’t make him look fat, his tail does. You’re welcome. Also mention that I’ll stop ripping on him when he starts cutting you some slack. 🙂
Peaceful things, my bag-headed friend.
Josh, Funny because your check is in the mail too. Fox is upset because he said he should be the one at the computer and I’m the puppet.
(Fox here. UC gets zero slack because he is a slacker.)
Great looking banner my man!! It’s always good to have guys like Josh on your side 🙂
Ronnie, yes, it is good to have Josh on my side. Hope you’re feeling better. Congrats on the pregnancy. Most excellent news.