Connecting is a good thing. I have been blessed with a couple of friends and a great wife who take me as I am, help me to be better and forgive me for my failings. At those times when life just knocks you on your ass, the connections can keep you from falling off the cliff of despair. We stand ready to hold and support another, no matter what. Through cancer, bankruptcy and death of loved ones we know the other is there to hold us up if we cannot stand.