I had the pleasure of getting to know a very strong woman recently....a woman fighting cancer, fighting with her every breath. She passed away yesterday in her sleep.
She was one of the strongest women I have known. She did ballet everyday despite how sick she was, she would not give up what brought her joy. I learned from her. Never, ever give up your joy.
She read trashy magazines to keep things light: as she put it "I've got cancer, let me read someone elses problems for a change". I learned from her, keep it lite, keep it funny. Laugh.
She left behind a kitty and a hubby that loved her very much....