i just want to say, i spend a fair amount of time on livejournal (yeah, who knew) and lately i have been inspired. several people on my friends list are going through personal crises both medical and familial, but it is amazing to me that these people are making sure that they are not crises. their posts are so strong and full of energy and optimism, and it's really awesome to see their strength. it's just awesome. thank you all for showing me how strong the human will/heart can be. i know this sounds really shcmaltzy but i mean it very sincerely.