Friday, October 28, 2011

The Road Gets Easier.

Yesterday was a trip.

Every so often, one of you sends me a totally heartfelt email full of warm fuzzies. These notes tell me that something I did made a difference for you, or that you found a network of support through me. It makes my day to see a comment or a tweet of encouragement, but for someone to take the time (and emotional energy) to write such kind feedback in long form really gets me.

I read those emails over and over. I cherish the ever-living gusto out of those words. They lift my spirit and rejuvenate my creative juices. Those emails remind me that all of us sharing our stories with each other can do some real good in the world. They give me hope.

Yesterday, I got five of those emails.

Five.

I'm just... I don't... what?

Couple that with also receiving "real mail" from one of my favorite people (who also happens to have diabetes), and things just got ridiculous up in here.

Anyway, I'm a bit of an emotional mess over here as a result of this onslaught of positive feedback, and what follows below is a little of how I'm feeling. (Also, thanks for reading this stuff I write/draw. You all have helped me in ways I can never really explain.)

Ahem.

The Road Gets Easier. (A sort-of poem.)

What you do and what you say
Makes a difference. Every day.

We can lift others up; shine a light.
We encourage each other to keep up this fight.

We share what we know, and search out answers.
We give air hugs and make jokes about lancers.

We don't know if we'll live with this forever
But the road gets much easier when traveled together.

So thank you, for being that difference for me.
For shining that light; for helping me see

That while life with this condition can be so very tough
It brought all of you into my life, and for that, I can never be thankful enough.

 

5 comments:

  1. "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving

    Also...

    "Sometimes when I get up in the morning, I feel very peculiar. I feel like I've just got to bite a cat! I feel like if I don't bite a cat before sundown, I'll go crazy! But then I just take a deep breath and forget about it. That's what is known as real maturity." ~ Snoopy

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  2. Fabulous. Simply, totally. Smile-worthy, my friend. Thanks for sharing this, and for making a difference in so many of our lives. I'd quote some quote-worthy quote, but I think "Kim=Awesomeness" about sums it up.

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  3. awww, yaaaayy! when i read the FIVE, for some reason i read it in the voice of count dracula. five, five, FIVE mushy emails! AH AH AHHHH!!

    love it. thanks for sharing your poem and appreciation. :)

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  4. Well, you made me teary eyed! A wonderful tribute to a wonder person. YOU! Love you Kim...you deserve all the warm fuzzies that are sent and more. I for one am very thankful for you and what you send out into the world!

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  5. spectacular, my friend. i feel the same way. <3

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