This is the message I got, in its unadulterated form:
"To give credit where credit is due, and discredit where that is due, until I dropped that dead weight who shall remain nameless, and you performed your healing, I simply didn't have the motivation or energy to go to the gym and kept finding excuses, even though there's one just around the corner and I have a membership.
The one time I went, I couldn't walk for a week.
I've got much more of a spring in my step today, and to quote james brown, I feel good :-)"
That's why I conjure up spirits, folks. And to the author of this lovely note, thank you for the reminder. ;)