I'm a hard person to get to know. No, that's an understatement. It's damned near impossible to really get to know me. So when a cadre of former colleauges presented me with this gift basket full of beer, chocolate and more beer......it meant a lot to me. Two of them have had the misfortune of watching a loved one suffer through and ultimately succumb to cancer. Nothing creates a mutual understanding like shared pain. I can explicitly recall when one was going through it several years back. I remember some long and difficult conversations in my office. I tried to help in whatever small way I could. Honestly, I didn't think I did much in comparison to the pain they were going through. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, I know now that sometimes those small tokens of caring can make all the difference in the world. Thank you!