My friends have been, generally, incredibly supportive, even without solicitation. Today I just, unprompted, got two personalized, non-spam, emails from people that made me feel better about myself. They weren't compliments exactly. One was a "looking forward to seeing you" type statement, and the other was just a "thinking of you." (and not because something horrible happened.)
Yesterday was a similar type of day, although, if I'm honest, I may have solicited those comments, although it was not my intention to do so.
Friends. Here's to us. Who's like us? Damn few.