Leonard was everyone's friend. He was gentle, brilliant, caring, wise, loving, engaging, warm, inspiring, funny and a wonderful resource for LOA information. He had written many books and eagerly shared his books and knowledge with anyone who asked. My husband Mike and I visited Len in his office in Florida! It was something I had looked forward to with such excitement! Imagine meeting my PI friend in person! To get an actual hug from THE Len Rubino! Mike had heard so much about him and was sweet enough to take a day from our vacation and travel to meet Len. He didn't disappoint! He bought us doughnuts and coffee and I got my hug! I remember standing there by his desk, meeting him for the one and only time, thinking I had seen this desk so many times on PI and I was actually standing there in that room with Len! He was even warmer in person. When I was with him I noticed he was surrounded by caring people, looking out for him. They were probably thinking...who is this person Len met on the internet? What do they want from Len? I remember this very nice guy coming out and greeting me with, "You must be flowerpatch?" I suppose my name was innocent enough! We were there long enough for me to see that Len had some underlying medical issues going on and so I kept him in my prayers, but over time I heard less and less from him. It was only yesterday that I found out that he had passed away in 2018. I know how much he was loved here and even though the readers here have changed, I suggest you look up Len's threads! He had so much to offer! As we were leaving, he gave us a copy of his Success & Happiness book and when I got home I saw that he had signed it and left us a message! It was heartwarming. I had this book on my coffee table for the longest time. I think I will take it back out today! Thank you, Len, for all that you taught me and please say hello to Helene for me.
With Love & Gratitude,