The people in our lives

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As I prepare to ring in the New Year, I can't help but think about all the wonderful people who are in my life.

Family and friends who are always there for me and who love me no matter how much I may drive them nuts (I, of course, don't drive anyone nuts but just in case I do hahaha). To all of them I say: THANK YOU for being so wonderful and so caring! I love you all so much!

You must admit, it's comforting to know that there are people who will be there for you through thick and thin and who accept you just as you are, including your flaws!

Whether you're the type who is too independent and it drives people crazy or you're the type who at times spaces out and doesn't talk much and it drives people nuts or you talk too much or stress too much and it drives people nuts! Whatever your flaws are, those people who truly, truly love and respect you won't criticize you for not being "perfect" instead they'll accept you and love you for being...YOU. Those are the people and relationships that really matter and the ones we should cherish and protect, ALWAYS. After all, those are the people who will be there for you day after day, year after year.

That is one of the lessons I learned in 2006! I tend to learn things the hard way, but once I do, I never forget. And this is, without a doubt, a very valuable lesson.

So as you prepare to ring in 2007, I hope you're able to spend it with the people who really matter in your life and who love, respect and accept YOU for who YOU are!

Love them, protect them, have fun with them and most importantly ENJOY your time with them!

I wish you all a very happy 2007! I hope the new year brings you lots of joy, happiness, success and most importantly LOVE. After all, nothing else matters without having true love in our lives.

Que Dios los bendiga hoy, manana y siempre...
All my love,
Con MUCHO amor,
Claudia Rivero

P.S. Don't say love doesn't exist! It is all around us, we just have to let it in!