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Happiness Is…

Friends and Friendly Neighbours.

As Lucy, Bayla and I headed out this morning, we were greeted by a beautifully supportive card and little gift bag full of home baked chocolate chip cookies — a third care package from neighbouring family, Carolyn, David, Gillian and Jake, who we hadn’t run into at all since this journey of ours began.

As I did my walk this afternoon, I came across my longtime buddy Steve, whose dependably witty, upbeat comments have given me plenty of good chuckles during this journey. I’ve been friends with Steve for twenty years and hadn’t seen him since our Head Shaving Party, in December. We had a long chat in the sunshine at the edge of Dow’s Lake.

Just before I hit home, I happened to cross paths with David, Gillian and Jake. I thanked them for all their beautiful care packages and we caught up on the happenings of our winter hibernations.

These unexpected encounters with good friends and neighbours just filled me right up with contentment. As good a medicine as any — and no brutal side effects.

Thank you.

More Happiness here.

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Andrea Posted by Andrea April 19, 2010

April 19, 2010 at 6:47 pm.

2 comments

  • Caroline

    Hey Andrea, sounds like a perfect day. I cried when I read Mark's post about going out to dinner with his parents. And I laughed out loud when I read the post about your day with the author, you falling in a hole and saying %$#$@. (Tried to comment again from my i-touch but, hey, i am mobile-device-challenged.) I know how great it feels to be out with people and doing something “normal” again. It's almost like doing things for the first time. And it's wonderful how supportive Mark's parents have been for you and your family. Glad to see that you have so much support, since you give so much to others.

    Here are some more song lyrics for you following your theme :D . The best recording of this song is with Emmy-Lou Harris and Knopfler:

    Here's a wishing well, here's a penny for
    Any thought it is, that makes you smile
    Every diamond dream, everything that brings
    Love and happiness, to your life

    Here's a rabbit's foot, take it when you go
    So you'll always know, you're safe from harm
    Wear your ruby shoes, when you're far away
    So you'll always stay, home in your heart

    You will always have a lucky star, that shines because of what you are
    Even in the deepest dark, because your aim is true
    And if i could only have one wish, darling then it would be this
    Love and happiness for you

    Here's a spinning wheel, use it once you've learned
    There's a way to turn the straw to gold
    Here's a rosary, count on every bead
    With a prayer to keep, the hope you hold

    You will always have a lucky star, that shines because of what you are
    Even in the deepest dark, because your aim is true
    And if i could only have one wish, darling then it would be this
    Love and happiness for you

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    Thank you, Caroline. I'm wishing the very same for you!!

    Looking forward to our port-a-cath flush dates! ;O)