Monday was hard ya'll. Not as hard I anticipated but still hard. My friends service was a beautiful testament to his life. Standing room only with overflow in the hall and people literally sitting on the floor in the aisle just to be connected and engaged. Whenever Bob Marley and Special Ed songs are played at your funeral you know you've lived quite a life. It is amazing how many lives were touched. I wanted to pay tribute with this special edition of thoughts. These are all the gems I learned from my 21 year friendship. I didn't realize the lessons as the time that they were happening but in hindsight he was quite the teacher.