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.