All of us have encountered people who have touched our lives in profound ways. I am one of those lucky individuals who have been touched by many. For these friendships, and sometimes chance encounters, I am truly blessed.
I’ve told this story many times and it bears repeating here for reasons that will become obvious.
I was at a party back in 1997. I struck up a conversation with this very wise, somewhat bigger-than-life gentlemen whom I knew casually.