Friday, April 14, 2017

Sometimes we need a that friend.

Today I had the chance to make a quick visit to a friend suffering cancer. First, her cancer was misdiagnosed as a spider bite. Then she found out it was a form of skin cancer. It's on her finger, which rather sucks, because she's in the medical field, and if the skin graft doesn't hold (and it's dubious right now) her job may become NO job.

I'd mentioned on Facebook that I have eight friends with cancer, and if I could, I'd get a tiny teardrop trailer and make a massive road trip, from Maryland to Oregon and spots in between to cheer them up.

But it doesn't take an epic road trip.

It's easy to get lost in the workaday world, and days turn to weeks that rapidly turn to months. So today, why not get a pretty card and send it to someone? They don't even have to be sick; you may have just lost touch. Email is quick, but snail mail, especially unexpected cheery snail mail, can make a person's day. And if you can, why not stop by, with a coffee or a great book or a movie?

PapayaArt is one of my go-to shops for unique cards.

Let's make a Bucket List to check our calendars each month and pick a person to spoil a little. Be a friend.

I guarantee it won't be forgotten.


  1. Good reminder and ideas.

  2. Lori, I just love reading You! Thanks for your words today.

  3. Lori these are very wise words and gestures. I have been doing this for years now (because I can) and I honestly know how much a card can bring a smile or some hope to someone suffering. I will continue for as long as I am able...
    Blessings to you sweet friend and Hoppy Easter...<3

  4. Great idea!

  5. I agree! I will pick up a card tomorrow. Thank you. And prayers said for your friends.

  6. Great idea! I will occasionally send little gifts that I find that seem to call that person's name.

  7. Lovely post. In our lives we have family and friends that are suffering. When we know...we get to do what we can to lift their spirits.
    And if we don't know try to lift up the ones around us.

  8. Thank you for sharing all this with us.


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