The last of my e-mail/knitting/book club friends left yesterday and Dearly Beloved and Miss Piggy haven’t yet returned from the beach. The fridge is full of leftovers, the laundry room with linens, and the house with too much quiet.
Happily, one of my amazing, intuitive friends–a breast cancer survivor, herself– sent me this video.
The video (as noted at the end) is part of Kim MacGregor’s I Believe She’s Amazing movement– a tribute to her friend Erika Heller, who died in 2009 at age 31 of colorectal cancer. The I Believe She’s Amazing movement celebrates all the amazing women in our lives.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross