you want to know what isn't in recession? friends. that's right. cheesy but true. i have so many people, really good people, that i feel strongly for, and feel glad that they are a part of my life that it's a little silly really. here's the kicker, some of them i've never even met face to face. what you say? how can you know someone that way? well you just can. i'm not naive enough to say that there aren't flukes when it comes to this kind of thing, but for the most part, you can. and comfortable friends, the kind you see two, maybe three times a week. the kind you can just say hey, i'm bringing over chips and salsa and they respond with, cool the front door is unlocked. that's a good kind too. maybe you have a friend who is just like you. you laugh at the same thing, your mothers drive you crazy in the same way, and you could literally laugh and talk for hours and hours. or what about those friends that you only see every few years, but it's like riding a bike. you just pick right back up where you left off. and sure you wonder why you don't see each other more, but you know that it's ok. maybe there will be a time in your life where your lives will intersect, and maybe not. either way, they're still great. what i'm trying to say here is that if your feeling crappy, or down, or pinched or whatever your feeling, just take a minute to think about the people you love. i guarantee it will put a smile on your face, make you feel rich.