Tis the season to be thankful.

Tis the season to be thankful.

It's a big night out for Brian and Norm, The Peanuts Movie 2015
It’s a big night out for Brian and Norm, The Peanuts Movie 2015

If we spend a little time thinking about it, we can always find something to be thankful for; family, friends, health, prosperity. This year as I stop to contemplate what I am thankful for, one of the first things that pops into my mind is my friend Brian.

Brian and I have been neighbors for a few years now. I’m not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the line Brian and I became friends. Brian does love technology, computers, phones, bicycles and I’m not sure why, but he loves a good vacuum cleaner. I guess overall, we have interests in many of the same areas. I have 4 kids, and I think my kids knew before I did that Brian and I were friends. My kids love making fun of their old man, and I remember them joking about “dad’s ONE friend”, or “Dad has A friend?!”, as they would say it with shock and amazement.

I wish I could take credit for it, but I can’t. It’s Brian. He has a gift, or some would call it a talent. Brian knows how to be a friend.  Brian is my hero in this regard, and I want to be more like Brian.

If you get a chance to meet Brian, go up and say hello. Tell him what your favorite computer is, and check out his friendship skills. I think you will see what I mean. I dare you to tell him that you have a broken phone, that is a favorite topic with Brian. 🙂

All of us at Seasons of Smiles Dental wish for you a grateful and thankful Thanksgiving, and our wish for you is that you find a best friend just like Brian.


  1. Laura

    Brian is a good friend indeed!

    November 18, 2015 at 8:24 pm Reply
  2. Margot

    Dear Norman, As a Creative Memories fan of Lanita’s, I have met Brian several times and I loved your column about being thankful and knowing Brian ! Wishing you all and Brian a happy holiday season and beyond! Margot from Edgecomb

    November 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm Reply
  3. Michelle Webber

    What a very nice article that you wrote about Brian. He is a very sweet and caring person. Innocent and unconditional. Anyone would be happy to have a friend like Brian.

    November 21, 2015 at 10:35 pm Reply
  4. George Lincoln

    Bravo Dr. Medina. If your going to have ONE friend, you couldn’t pick a better one than Brian

    November 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm Reply
    1. I agree. 🙂

      November 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm Reply

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