As we age, our connections with people seem to become very limited and short lived. However, the true connections we do make, are more intense and seem to be more vital than ever. They may be brief, and they may be out of the blue, but they are so critical to our survival and our ability to continue to thrive in this “who gives a damn world,” that we have to take note of each one. I cherish the connections I make – whether they are new or renewed. They mean so much to me. They always have, but now more than ever, I realize their importance and I am grateful every day for these golden nuggets of life.