We have known each other for some years now and known each other well, we have helped each other with pep talks and in other possible ways.
It would not be correct to say that we are in constant touch these days, nor do we speak or write to each other frequently.
There is one day in the year when I know for sure, I can expect a pleasant email and that is my birthday, never has it been forgotten.
Makes it special every year and this year was no different. Thanks for this and all the years in the past.