You never know what you have until it's gone

By Chuck Kajer

I lost an old friend a few weeks ago. We were very close, and I feel the loss most every day.

The thing is, I didn't always appreciate my friend. There was a familiarity we had developed during our more than seven years of working together. When I'd get frozen out, I'd yell at my friend. When I asked my friend to do things that, deep inside, I knew was asking too much, I wouldn't hide my disappointment when my friend failed. More than once I'd say bad things about my friend to my co-workers.

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