One of my best buds, Rick, is undergoing open-heart surgery as I type. He has a bad valve that needs repair (or replacement). He's had this condition for a very long time (since college, I think).
Anyway, I'm thinking about him right now. He's one of the most wonderful people I know. He has a personality and laugh that is contagious.
So, if you would, please send a good thought for him today. And if you prayer, please add him to your list.