Breadcrumbs and the “self” -Sean Patrick Flanery
Hello, my name is Sean Patrick Flanery, and I’ve been leaving a trail for the last few years, so I’m glad that you noticed. I think it’s important that people know who you are, what you stand for, where you’ve been and where you’re going. But, it’s even MORE important to know all these things about YOURSELF. The first step to a better life is in the proper analyzation of your current state, position, and being. After all, a problem properly defined is a problem half-solved. I intend for this place to be a “collective”. A place where, with the combined knowledge and insight of the entire community, no question or problem will go unsolved. Let’s all help each other to look at his or her world from new & sometimes strange new angles. I’m certainly not perfect, but I’m more than happy to share the handful of things that I DO know.
The comments portion will be a little forum for all to contribute, criticize, protest, testify, and even holler. I’ll sometimes post old blogs that we can revisit as well. I’ll include links to everything that I’m involved with like THIS!!, or THIS!!!!
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Shine Until Tomorrow will be a place where I’ll always shoot straight, and sometimes right across a few bows. BUT, it will always be an honest, no-holds-barred opinion. It may piss a few people off at times, but I assure you that it will always be from the heart. So, get ready, because this community will be dedicated to helping each and every one of us provide OURSELVES with our own “tomorrow”, and insure it’s continuity, so we can shine… until it arrives.
-Sean Patrick Flanery
Always shining, Mr. Pres. 😉
Sean please tell me you have a book? Or if not have you considered?
Love the style, layout, and feel of this blog! So very interested to see more! 🙂
You sick twisted bastard!
Sneaky! Yummy bread crumbs, though.
Woo I’m excited for your new blog!!
Well, I’m disappointed not to have guessed the right url, but I am thrilled to be able to get your insights on a regular basis once again.
You’re fantastic, Sean.
Love the new site and name, Sean. Looking forward to your blogs!
Love the look (and title) of your new blog! (Also that picture of you and Donut is adorable!)
Looking forward to seeing more posts here soon.
Love the photo.
Honesty is the best policy.
Well, at least I made it in the top 5 comments, haha. Looking forward to some awesome updates.
Have you ever tried to type quickly on a kindle fire trying to fnd a website? Lol. Try it sometime and discover the absurd words you type and what pops up!
Should of found this way eariler. Oh well found it now! Look forward to the new blog!
Off to a great start! Bookmarking big time. Looking forward to more.
I admit – I wasn’t the first to find it but I’m the first commenter and I subscribed so I should get a runner up t shirt out of pity. I’ll wear it with everything. Even dresses. Maybe not, but A for effort!
Oops, wasn’t the first comment. My bad!
well, not the first, but I found you!
Very excited for this new site. Look forward to you challenging me, hunting me, encouraging me and pissing me off!! Much love, Rae
This is gonna be BRILLIANT! I can’t wait to see all this will hold. Congrats.
Found….finally..looks awesome…:) love you Sean!!
Thank you (already) … I smiled reading – I always appreciate your bluntness, and look forward to what’s to come.
The Marine has landed here. Outstanding blog!
Well, welcome aboard & thank you for the service!!!!
Thank you Sean, and thanks for following me on twitter. Can’t wait to read your blogs.
Thank you!! 😀
When you put all the crumbs together, you find a little slice of wisdom.
Thanks for leaving the trail of crumbs so we can follow along!
I’m really digging the new site I think i will be visiting very often! 🙂
This is gonna be BRILLIANT! I cannot wait to see all that this will hold. Congrats!
I’m very excited to be a part of this community!
Lol! I would have never found it on my own.
Love the new look! So excited for the NEW blog 🙂 they always inspire me & I like the truth! no beating around the bush for me.
cant wait to read more!! by the way Donut looks soo cute in that picture!!!
About time… LOL…just kidding! Wendy did a fabulous job. Feels like home
Is it possible to have someone inspire you that you just know from Twitter or the movies? Hell yes!
Good Morning, Mr. Flanery.
This new site is so great. I’m glad to sing up 🙂
Thank Wendy and Thank you.
I found your new site! It looks awesome. I look forward to learning and maybe helping in some small way.
Happy to see your awesome new site is finally up and running!
Ill be student teaching at a high school next semester as a Theatre teacher, and i might use the part about let people know who you are…know this about yourself. It would be great motivation for the students, and help them with their creativity. awesome advice.
Looking forward to stopping by every day and being able to receive an honest straight forward word/opinion/ to help me “Shine” in my own light!!!!
Glad to have found the new site! Suppose I should get back to blogging, too. Love reading your posts, and looking forward to more!
Thank you for this, Sean. Thank you for being a great influence in the lives of us, your fans. Thank you for allowing us to be close to you, no matter the distance, in miles, between us. You truly care for us on a level that not many celebs would attempt, and for that, I am truly grateful.
Thank you for being you, being real, being honest, being caring, and for sharing your life with us, and letting us share ours with you.
You have no idea how much I’ve missed your blogs, Sean. I intend to do my best and shine until tomorrow as well. Welcome back!!! And by the way, this is awesome!
glad to see your new blog!
I love your way to think.
Please keep on updating!
Kudos for the straight forward no B.S. clause you are presenting here my friend. I am all for the enlightenment and chance to better our self on the daily.. I am usually kind of hesitant to get caught up in a personal blog.. Not here though.. Excited to be apart of what you are willing to share… Thank you for the gift…
Im always late to the party…. 🙁
How exciting! I always enjoy reading the posts of my favourite actor on social media so having his own website is ideal for people like us who want to hear more. I reckon I’ll be here all the time 😀
How exciting! I always enjoy reading the inspirational and thought-provoking posts by my favourite actor on social media, so it’s ideal that he has a dedicated website for those of us who want to hear more. I reckon I’ll be here all the time 😀
“You only pass through this life once; you don’t come back for an encore.” -Elvis Presley
I seriously think that creating something like that, to help and encourage and become part of the world is a genuine and incredible way to leave your mark in the world. This place is going to be FUN and serious, along with educational and of course have its dirty sense of humor. I’m so excited now! I can’t even explain it! THANK YOU Sean.
I am so excited, after reading your blogs I can feel my aluminum foil will turning into iron will. I owe so much to you that even if I won a huge lottery and gave every cent to you it still wouldn’t be enough.
I think this will be awesome! I follow your Facebook page, and you always post such uplifting things, and seem to truly care about your fans, and I know you’re a huge inspiration to many people! I must add, not only am I your adoring fan, my son, who is 5, discovered Boondock Saints when he was 4, and has since also been your devoted fan. I’m betting that it’s a good possibility I have the only toddler who could quote the prayer, and the courtroom speech! One of his favorite toys is the police training model of the berettas y’all used in the first one (hubby is an officer, hence the gun fascination)!
I’ve been tring to find myself again and show myself that i can do all the thing i need to. just have to apply it and be happy with me being me!!!!!! perffect timing on the words and the thoughts ! thank you so much to make me know im not alone!!!!
I love you’re blogs, even the tough love one’s. At least you don’t mind us commenting on them. You’ll always be my hero.
My favorite book is The Holy Bible. Your blogs….my second favorite! Thank you for your honesty and for sharing your whispered words of wisdom!! MUCH LOVE!!! and YOU ALWAYS SHINE!! Love the title…and how you made my heart smile in Toronto with your reaction to those inscribed words! xo
Excellent site Sean and I know I can always count on your straight forward honesty to kick me in the ass when I need it! Love ya buddy xox
Its finally here!!!! 🙂 I’m excited to continue being a part of this community. A community that has lead so much positive change, in so many lives. Personally, I’m 60 lbs down now, anxiety free and chasing my dreams with relentless persistence and motivation. Thanks Sean, and everyone from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to standing by your side and inspiring the way you’ve inspired me.
Lovely blog! Shine on, Mr. President, shine on.
Looks great! Looking forward to reading more of your motivational words Sean. Well done on the website Wendy!!
I dig the new look. I love that you do this blog. I had an interview the other day and thought to myself, what would Sean tell me to do if I asked for advice. I figured you would tell me to smile a lot and be myself, It helped me, I wasn’t nervous. 🙂
I’m just gonna say this: DONUT!!!11 (also I like the look around here, very nice)
Your blog site promises great things and given your ‘predilection for under promising and over delivering’ I can’t wait. I have already benefitted greatly from the support of you and your collective and I know what an incredibly strong force field of positivity it can be. So I am delighted and honoured to be, even a tiny part, of this collective. Good luck with it Sean. Helen x
New site looks great- so glad I found it! Looking forward to reading more of your blogs, love that they’re always so real and honest- you can definitely tell it’s from the heart. Shine on, Mr. President!!
And P.S. – Miss Donut is looking fabulous as always. 😀
Thank you for sharing Mr. Flanery… Looking forward to your wisdom!
I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts/opinions on anything & everything.
Still shining after all these years. B)
Can’t wait for the next blog!!
I find it totally awesome how much you interact with your fans. Keep up the good work mr. president 🙂
I have to say, This is Brilliant!! Thank You for being Open!
~He’s back!!~ Hi, Mr. F. Looking forward to the continued wisdom that is Flanery!
Ahhh…love the photo of Donut. You’re alright too Sean! haha Shine on Sir.
Hey Sean! It’s Kris, you told me to keep an eye out for your new blog when I met you at Austin Comic Con, just wanted to let you know I did, and here I am excited to be reading some more SPF wisdom
This is gonna be great! Thank you. Shine on, Sean! ♥
Great new site & love the name 🙂 I have been following your breadcrumbs & like where they lead me. Can’t wait for your new blogs~they always inspire me & make me think/feel in a positive way even when it’s tough love. Also love your stories & love that you want to bring everyone together to help each other out. That’s a beautiful thing <3 Thanks for all you do for so many. Cute pic of you & Donut xo
So you have started a new site. I wish others would follow your example. Talk for themselves instead of hiring someone to do their talking for them. It does mean alot to us, your fans. What I hate is that we will only be known as your fans, not necessarly your friends. I know that is the way of the world, but I gotta say, I have a very few amount of actors/actresses that I would actually want to be friends with. You are one of those people. You are very down to earth, and care about others. You made my husbands deployment much better when you signed an autograph for him (through me, he is already over in Afghanistan). Alot of people are so jealous of that! And he is so proud that you honored him with what you said. We both think the world of you, of what we know of you anyway. Just like Holly Marie Combs, you are unique. Thank you Sean, for all you do.
Thank You Sean for such wonderful place.. I am quite shy person but I feel that I found right place in which I can talk about what is truly important in my life.. I read all Your and other people comments and I have to say it – all of YOU are amazing 🙂
Oh my president, even though I’m from Argentina, you are! Awesome! I’m so excited to be part of it! Love you Sean!!!! And Donut too!!! 🙂
I have been sharing my thoughts, hopes, dreams, discouragements, everything for over a year now on my website http://www.caseycorinehutson.com…. please give my love to Donut-he’s cute.
The site looks great, Sean! Looking forward to the next post.
Love the blog, and I especially love the picture of you and your “gal”. Love dog people, and it warms my heart to see you really care about her. 🙂
Sean, I hope you’ve been practicing your Elvis moves and possibly even gotten yourself a jumpsuit. At the last Comic-con, we sang, but at the next one… we dance! LoL. HBJJ teaches not only self defense, but also some sweet dance moves!
I’m so glad I found this. I have been a fan of your work well since I was a teen watching Indie but until recently knew nothing of your person. I was introduced to your positivism at a time when I have never needed it more. You have helped me realize that while there is nothing I can do about my husbands disability or his unwillingness to get treatment for his PTSD & TBI, or even how I feel about these things, I can control how I react. I can control how I feel about myself. Instead of spending all my time worrying about his health I need to focus on mine and my children’s. If I can help them feel more control instead of having to watch their father become a different person, I can save part of childhoods. If I can be at peace with myself I can help them be more confident and at peace with the changes around them that they have no control. For me it’s BJJ and Ti Chi but they are loving the BJJ.
Hey Sean, think its fantastic what you are doing here. The idea of people communicating in one place, no matter how far apart, but all with a common goal of being honest with each other and listening to each other and poss helping each other is incredible! So many people can sometimes feel so far from the rest of the world with no hope of feeling that someone out there might be actually just hearing them.
Great respect to you Sean for this, only a good hearted person could have taken on such a big task, and was very humbled when you said ‘I’m certainly not perfect, but am happy to share the handful of things i DO know’ Very honest! Hope this works for you, and hope that many people benefit from such a great idea! One more thing, you started following me on Twitter recently, and you made my year! Thanks for that! 🙂
Brilliant!!! Thank you for such inspiring words Sean! I will keep them close and shine on.
♥ the new site!!
Thanks for this great opportunity to write here with you, for sharing your life and your experience with us. You always have an open ear for your fans, you give tipps and advice for life and i realy appreciate it.
Just wanted to take a few minutes to say thank you for your words, thoughts, and feelings of hope, inspiration, and encouragement. I have been a longtime fan of your work. I started following you on Twitter a few months ago. I was laid off from my job a couple of months ago. The first few weeks after my lay off, I would get up go out and put in applications, search the internet, and submit resumes. As time went on I got more discouraged, disappointed, and depressed, on those days I would read and re-read you posts, blogs, and tweets and watch your videos. I woke up this morning feeling depressed, sad, and disappointed, little glimmer of hope and some turbulence. I got in my car to go to gym, on the way there I stopped at the bridge and got out and walked from one end to the other and back again and as I walked I looked out over the ocean and thought how calm, vast, and endless the ocean is and my life can be and is as the ocean. I know at times that same ocean can be violent, turbulent, and troubled when forced to follow a path other than its natural flow. I removed all the violence and trouble (people & things) in my life years ago. I realized the turbulence was my own doing and I needed to let my life go the path it needed, not the path I was forcing it to go. I was feeling depressed and sad because I have been on interview after interview and I know there are other people out there going through the same thing as me, so I think God if one of these people need this job more than me than I will understand, this is not the one for me. I got sad because I felt like I was being forgotten and would never get another job, lost my hope. I did remember your words about being nervous during my interview, told them me being nervous would go away but my commitment and dedication to job would not. I did get call for second interview, still waiting on outcome (hope). I was disappointed because I had saved money and made plans to drive to New Awlins aka The Big Easy this weekend to go to Comic Con with a friend of mine, she was laid off month before me, and I wanted us to have a girls day or weekend to forget about our problems for just a while and had hoped to see you and Thank You for all your words of hope, encouragement and inspiration, in person and maybe get you to autograph my Boondock Saints DVD’s. To be so close yet so far, I would have to put that “want” on hold, there is always next year. I had planned to start MMA training/class to rev up my workouts, (put on hold until find job) until then there is the gym and walking the bridge. The money is needed for more important things at this time. It is more important, to me, for the little ones to have what they need (and yes sometimes want) especially here at Christmas, for “They are our Future.” I take them with me when I walk the bridge in the evenings and we talk about their day at school and what they learned. I take the oldest one with me to the gym so she and I have some one on one time. I realized I could just say Thank You here on your blog for now and keep my hope of seeing you next year at Comic Con. I can erase the turbulence from my life just by accepting things will be as they need to be and I can Shine until tomorrow. I guess the whole point of this is to say Thank You!!!! ❤(✿◠‿◠)❣❤
What do you advise for someone who has NO ONE to confide/talk with? BDM is a constant now because of my broken heart & dreams. If I didn’t have pride in my 1/only child, I would feel nothing any longer. How do I come back to the land of the living before its too late? ps, telling me to get over it or my headouttamyass won’t help too much. I thank you in advance in hopes that you’ll be kind 😉
I understand how you feel the world is nothing but a long series of dark days to get through. In March of this year, I was looking at the trees in my backyard wondering if it wouldn’t be better if I just took the easy way out. Then in one of my darkest moments I found something that gave me the kick in the ass that I needed to snap myself out of it. Since March I have lost weight, applied and was accepted into a Nursing program and have made several new friends. If you are looking down on past decisions, you should make a list of the good decisions you have made in your life, make a list of the good things in your life (your child). Do you have your health, a roof over your head, money in the bank, food in your cabinet? I have $4 in savings, $45 in checking, I moved back in with my parents, and have 2 long years of school in front of me before I graduate. Yet, I have never been happier. Focus on making some short term goals and then try for some large term goals. Nothing makes me happier than reaching the end of my to do list. Start small if you are scared. I will take my child for a walk, I will clean one room, I will do all the laundry, I will read a book, I will go to lunch with an old friend, I will treat myself to a spa day at home. In nothing I have said helps at least take the fact that someone in Kansas feels your pain and hopes you find out how great life can be.
Thank you, Amy S, for the kind response. I should’ve mentioned that the biggest part of my problems have been my health getting worse for more than 5 years now. The light at the end of my tunnel is a hysterectomy that I will finally be getting, soon I hope. Other than that, my breakup with the love of my life (joined at the hip/best & only friends) for over 12yrs has taken more of a toll on my mental state and only now, 1 yr later, I can actually think straight & not have emotional outbursts every day. It’s going to be fine because now I see the road ahead. I’m a survivor, despite my infinite sorrow. Good luck to you Amy ♥ Ciao.
I don’t even know how to reply to this… but it looks VERY cool in print.!!!!!
额，我是个中国人,虽然已经是大学生不过我的英文不是很好额，嘿嘿。（OH,I a chinese college student，But my English is not good,heh ,I like your movies so much,I hope you can make more.My grammar is terrible,i hope you can understand it~
I LOVE YOU WORK! I want to see more you entertain me. So thank you. I will always live you Indiana Jones and Connor. You can kill big worm for me anytime. Sean I be watching just keep on on doing what you do. Love Gbecky from Tx .
You’re a wonderful human being Sean ♥
Kisses from Argentina xxx
Hello Sean. I think it’s time to show you: I’ve been losing 11 pounds! Well anyway that is not my point, just show off, I wanna say thank you.
At first I just stood around and watched your twitter and tried to find words or courage to let you know I love your movies and character.
And then I got your follow. YOU MUST HAVE NO IDEA HOW I FEEL. My friend said I screamed on phone like be murdered but absolutely in a very good and wonderful way.
Your tweets and articles change my mind also lead me to meet many other people. Everything is valuable experience for me.
You built this special place. I’m lucky and so glad to follow your breadcrumbs. Thank you again. 謝謝你。Wish you happy every year. 🙂
p.s. Every time I tried to tweet you something, it’s always over than 140 words. So I post on your blog. ^^”
Ok I’m in. Problem defined is a problem half solved. I declare to the universe that I have been hiding behind some health issues to avoid facing my fears and realizing my potential. I will not let pain stop me anymore. Pain is not permanent, suffering is. Love ya Norman! That never gets old.
Hi, Sean. I’ve just recently discovered your blog and your convictions are incredibly inspirational. In the last year I’ve taken control of my health through diet and exercise and I’m doing my best to inspire others to do the same. I can’t emphasize enough how much I agree with your words, especially those that describe the importance of our youth. I am a history teacher and care deeply for my students not just because it is my job, but because it is my hope that they will make this world even greater than it is today. I’ll leave you with this: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in.” Take care and keep writing.
There is such a vast amount to read out there, on blogs, news, twitters, etc. but with that being said, THIS blog is WORTH the time to read. Sean, please when you have time, write some more! WE love you here in Canada!
I don’t think you could EVER piss me off or any of your other fans. I am SO glad I was following you on twitter and caught you posting the url to your blog!!! Ever since I started to read your blogs, I found myself laughing more often and trying to have it rubbed off on my two best friends who always act like they are miserable. (and thanks for your reply) Your pictures with your dog are the cutest. There are SO many things I would like to ask you, but I know with all the fans you have and questions, I’m sure you are tired of answering, in some way. Hope you are having a good evening. (7:53 here in Oregon)
What is love in your opinion? Can it be created or made? Is it spiritual? Do I look for it?
How do we pick the right spouse for ourselves because they will be role models for our children?
I’ve been living my mother’s life and didn’t realize this until I had problems in my marriage. I am afraid to commit in a relationship with men. I haven;t dated since 1993. I am hoping and praying that love will find me. I do wish to marry again. But I will not marry just anyone. I have learned lessons from the life I’ve lived and seen in my mother’s life,too.
You seem to be a very nice person and an honest person, too.
I believe that I didn’t make any mistakes in my life. I can’t call them that because at the time I did what I wanted to do.
My daughter asked me never to say I am lonely again to anyone. I can’t that because sometimes I am.
Please don’t say to me go to a counselor. I’ve been several times already and told I was fine psychologically and emotionally.
You are married I read. So what is love to you?
Thank you in advance for your response.
There’s been nothing new since November 🙁 We need new insight from you, Buddy. Thoughts for the new year, inspiration, warm fuzzies. Anyone else want to share some warm fuzzies? I’ll start…yesterday my husband told me I’m more gorgeous now than the day he met me…MAJOR fuzzy 🙂 …and my mother was HAPPY this Christmas…HAPPY! That never happens. It’s amazing how one person’s mood can affect yours…we shouldn’t always allow it though if it’s negative. Anyway that’s my rant for today. Happy thoughts to all 🙂
I’ve seen a couple posts online about how you’ve helped people and many post, comments, pictures, etc. with the phrase “Shine… Until Tomorrow” and i have always wondered what that meant. Maybe a ploy, or a publicy antic, but after reading this post and a few previews of other posts on this blog I understand what it means and what it can be for each individual. This blog has helped me with many insightful topics that others would have trouble explaining. Thank you Sean. Shine…Until Tomorrow. 🙂
I love this. Truly awesomeness.
Thank you for inspiring us by example!! Rare these days. God bless. Think about putting all this in book form, I’d buy.
I appreciate that you are so down to earth and enjoy every moment you are granted. you were by far the most real fun celebrity I have had the pleasure to meet. I can’t wait until the next time you are able to grace St. Louis with your presence and energy again. until then I follow ant try to shine brightly every day.
I’m very happy to be here! I joined a little over a week ago & I really think it’s awesome! I was just wondering. Do you have any imberassing moments that you could possibly share with us? If not that’s OK… believe it or not my most imberassing moment was the first time I met u in 2011 at Albuquerque Comic Con, I don’t think I’ll ever forget that! If you would like me to share that with you, I’d be happy too…again,glad to be here <3 🙂
Dear Mr. Flanery,
I guess this is the odd part of being famous because we don’t know each other. However, your willingness to share your positive thoughts have encouraged me so deeply. I may have started the hardest part of a very long journey this week and it’s in part due to you. So, thanks! -from the stranger who just wanted you to know you are touching lives with your words. 🙂
Ok so I am late to the blog and truly wish I had known about it sooner. I doubt you will go back to read these late posts. I have to say I was floored when I heard how devoted to BJJ you were. Though I do not train, I have friends who trained with Ralph and Hoyt Gracie here in Mountain View,CA. They trained with BJ Penn long before he ever one any major championships. They have even gone on to start their on website devoted to BJJ which has blossomed over since its inception in 1999, onthemat.com. I am always amazed how many people have started practicing the art. Like wise guys are amazed that a female could know as much as I do, such as being able to properly pronounce the Gracie’s names. Anyway before I ramble too much, I am glad to see stars such as yourself interested in the art and wish you luck as you continue your training. I also look forward to catching up on what I have missed and what is to come in the future.
Wow, small world. I know Scotty and Gumby very well (from OTM). Great guys!
One of the best decisions you made in your life: Starting this blog!
And now we have this amazing blog translated into German! That’s amazing!
After hearing about “Shine Until Tomorrow” for so long, I never knew what it truly was all about. Today I was scribbling in my notebook and as I was doing go my mind was in a million different places at once. After a while of drawing, I looked down and saw that I wrote a bunch of things down, and one of them happened to be “Shine Until Tomorrow.” I figured this was a sign or something that told me to check out whatever this meant. I came across this blog and have been reading the stories non-stop. From all of the motivational posts, to the stories you share about your past life with your grandfather’s encouraging words of wisdom. All I want to say is thank you, so much for taking the time to write about stuff like this. I am constantly stressing over what’s to come, and what to expect in the future, but with your wise words, I am a little more relaxed and calm about everything.
P.S. you are an amazing actor and I ALMOST met you at a convention earlier this year, but passed up the opportunity due to time crunch… and I have regretted that decision ever since. 🙂
So I was just revisiting. I didn’t really know where to leave a comment, several of your post hit home again tonight. Life has been tough the last several weeks in my little circle. I was feeling the need to find something solid after several weeks of just needing to pause and not having space to. I have your blog bookmarked and it almost screamed at me when I turned on the computer. Now that I’ve laughed some and cried some I wanted to say thanks. Thanks for sharing your “Shine”. The uplifting parts, the times when you needed a pause and the stories you share to just bring joy to others. You have such a gift and I pray that you are richly blessed for sharing it.
I really appreciate the kind words.