I found this on another members page and thought it was beautiful.
I thank all my friends here with whom I have been able to form a connection, some more deep than others, thank you for being a part of my life and leaving your handprint on me. I am a better human being because of all of you.
"Some people come into our lives and touch parts of us that we thought were long locked away. They connect with us on a special level that most people could never understand. You find yourself talking and suddenly you say the same words at the same time, and you bust out laughing every time. You find yourself thinking about them in your quiet moments, wondering what they may be doing and hoping that they are thinking about you at the same time. These people move our hearts to dance, and the music that plays stays inside of you. They build a very special place in your heart, and you like having them there.
You build a trust in each other, and talk about things that you would normally tell no one. Thoughts come to mind of things in your past that you haven’t thought about in years, and yet they become special again because you have someone to share them with that truly wants to hear them. You can sit in silence for hours at a time, and yet have the best of conversations simply by feeling them there.
These people don’t always stay in our lives forever, and sometimes for only a little while. But while they are here you are thankful for each and every day you have with them, and you feel blessed in so many ways. Sometimes they do stay and you know you have found your perfect other, and if we are lucky enough to find that then we are happy for the rest of our days in the love that we share with them.
In either case they leave handprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. We are better for having known them. And every memory we keep of them is a happy one that we cherish for the rest of our lives."