A friend is someone who knows where you've been, appreciates who you really are and gently (and sometimes less gently) nudges you forward. This is a good day to acknowledge the people who have been there for you. At some crucial juncture one of your supporters was the difference between you succumbing to your stress and crumbling in the face of a seemingly insurmountable obstacle and performing at your best, overcoming the obstacle and accomplishing something worthwhile. Take a minute. Make a call. Send an email or text. Just to say, "thank you: It's working itself out. I really appreciate that you were there for me".