It Needs to be Said


I wanted to take a moment to recognize all the people out there who are going through hard points in their life and still keep a smile on their face. Everyone has struggles. Some make it their only story, and others you would never guess their reality.


One of my favourite customers came by this morning. I like her so much because she is so down to earth and always does a great job juggling the busy schedule that is 'life'. She usually visits with her two young children in tow, keeping them content while we take a few minutes out of our day to chat. 


She has been trying to visit for a while, but lately weekend trips away have been her priority. I assumed it was for family, or business, it was never my place to ask. Today she shared openly why once a week she makes the trip. She does it to get Chemo. I almost fell over. I fought back the tears. She told me how it all came about, and how they are moving forward with it. All said with a smile and that familiar sparkle in her eye.


I don’t know what 'saying' is most appropriate – you’re my hero, I am thinking of you, congrats on your strength or whatever. But for everyone going through seriously heavy shit in their life – hang in there, stay strong, be brave and be you. You are all amazing. You are doing great. Know how many people are behind you. You got this.




Chris and Katrina Anderson

2808 Donald B. Munro Dr.

Kinburn, Ontario