While my friend Justin has already left town and gotten home I couldn’t help but to be thankful for him today. We had a great time as a slightly smaller group without him and Alicia here today, but there were more than a couple of times that I realized I missed having him hang out with us.
I’m sure we all have the friend that Justin is, or at least I hope we do.
He’s the one with incredibly well timed one liners. At any given moment he’ll drop a quote from an old movie that only us “cool kids” will understand. If there’s a way to tie a conversation back to Seinfeld he’ll always beat me there by a second. Any conversation that Justin is involved in is guaranteed to lead to many smiles and laughs.
Justin’s also got a great business sense. He gets the difficult balance between running a business and doing right by everyone involved. There are many times I’ve learned from him in the way he handles things with his team and his clients. He’s a great person to ask for advice on running and growing an office. One of the reasons he’s a great one to talk with is his humility and humbleness.
While those previous aspects are both greatly appreciated there is one more reason that sticks out even more. He’s a good man. Period. True to his word always. This means I can trust him on anything. Justin cares about the success of everyone and finds ways to help everyone work together better. How could I ask for a better partner? Without a doubt if I ever need anything Justin is always there to help me and all of his partners, friends, and family out with anything.
Today was that wonderful reminder of appreciation through subtraction. We had a great time without him, but there many times when I knew that our time would’ve been even better with his presence. I’m so thankful for his friendship and partnership. I can’t even being to count the number of times he’s brought a smile to my face – through a joke, support, friendship, listening, or helpful advice.
Justin, I appreciate you greatly dude! Thank you so much for being a great friend and partner. I would be proud to be your latex salesman, importer/exporter, marine biologist, or architect anytime.