This month a writing friend of mine passed away. Though she'd been battling breast cancer, it still came as a bit of a shock. Cindi was a strong person and had such a positive attitude regarding life despite all she'd been through. If anyone would win the fight, I was certain it would be her. I still can't believe she's gone.I will miss all the long chats, the sharing of poetry, the mutual encouragement; the friendship.
For a week now I've been trying to write a poem for her but the words
don't come. Or a few come and the rest get caught in tears. Or words
come but they're just not good enough.
I've decided that if I can't manage to write a tribute poem to post
here, I will provide a link to her words. I wanted to link to my
favorite poem of hers, one about travelling on the bus, but I guess she
hadn't shared it publicly. I did, however, find a link to one of her
older poems: A Breast Cancer Poem by Cindi Silva.
To read it, CLICK HERE.
If Cindi were here, she'd remind all women to get mammograms. The other
thing she'd say (as she always did) is go out and spread joy.
So I've made a list of things you might do today.
* bake someone a cake, just because
* try to give at least 5 people compliments (but sincere ones, please)
* give someone flowers
* help someone in need
* smile :-) You usually get a smile in return.
* donate used books, puzzles, etc. to a senior citizen's center, day care, etc.
* tell a good joke. After all, everyone enjoys a good laugh.
* be the best person you can be today...and then do it again tomorrow
Now, go on. Get to it! Go out and spread some joy.
Have you spread joy lately? If so, share it in the comments section.