Some of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met will never get the credit they rightfully deserve. They’re not very creative, not academically brilliant, nor do they possess the natural #swag of Donald Glover or Emma Stone.
What they do have, however, is a damn good smile.
They are amiable souls — genial and pleasant to be around. They listen to you ramble, without rushing to judgment. They’re sympathetic, reliable, and know how to return phone calls. They’re responsible, consistent, and don’t take themselves too seriously.
They are the backbone of your organization and the heartbeat of your small circle of friends. Without them, your plans are not only limited, they’re at risk of growing benign.
So to all you silent souls working diligently in the background to make sure those around you don’t go insane — T H A N K Y O U. Thank you for your patience and willingness to hustle long after your work shift has ended.
Your job description and company name tag will never live up to the kind of work you do, or the person you truly are: the living definition of a ‘Friend.’