Just recently I had a man – a friend from my youth – post on Facebook about how I’d been an inspiration to him. Allow me to quote (and no, this isn’t just for the purposes of feeding my ego): “I would like to publicly acknowledge a man I consider a friend, a brother although I haven’t seen him in 30+ years. Frank Borelli has truly been a blessing and an inspiration to me through messages and posts on facebook, either directly or indirectly. Frank, over the years you’ve awaken the “never quit” attitude in me. Over the last 3 months I’m down 60 lbs., blood sugars are daily in normal ranges, blood pressure in down and getting better, and daily I find myself making better choices. The first 50 had its bumps and bruises but I’m still here. Can’t wait to see what the next 50 will bring. Thank you, my friend, my brother, for your wit and wisdom.”
First, please understand that reading such a post – a complete and utter surprise for me as I sipped my morning coffee – nearly brought me to tears. Having exchanged messages with this friend over the course of the past five or so years, but not having seen him in better than 35 years, this post somehow reached inside me and just twisted my guts. It is an awesome compliment. It is an equally awesome responsibility. It is, as Tony Stark said, “a terrible privilege.”
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