Winning the ASAE Academy of Leaders award in itself was an awesome experience and a terrific validation of the choices I have made over the years on how I spend my time. But that was just the beginning. The outpouring of good wishes and congratulations from friends, colleagues, clients and even people I don’t know has been astounding. I thank you for brightening every trip to my mail box — electronic and traditional — with positive messages. You all are really the icing on this most delicious cake! Thank you. Happy 4th to one and all!