On the first day of an awful year, it can be hard to feel hope, to be brave, and that’s okay.
Whatever you’re feeling and doing. You’re okay.
My friend, Lisa Wolfson aka L.K. Madigan was a beautiful human and author and she died of cancer before 2020.
She was a tremendous, kind, funny, supportive light in this world.
Her book? It’s a beautiful book. Her soul? It is a beautiful soul.
Her incredibly kind and thoughtful husband sent me a box of one of her book for our Little Free LibraryLittle Free Libraries that our local Rotary International club (Bar Harbor/MDI Rotary Club) installed on MDI.
I’ve been quietly putting those books in there, one after the other after another, thinking of the MDI kids who find them and read them, spreading Lisa’s light and heart and love throughout this island.
But I couldn’t post about it because it just…it made me cry. It made me remember that Lisa isn’t here anymore, that so many of my friends and relatives are gone and they deserve to be here and it made me think of everyone else I know (and don’t know) who has gone through so much loss and worry and pain.
Lisa’s books though? They give me hope. Her husband gave me hope because it is proof that people’s light and influence? It lives on.
It is hard to be brave when there is so much loss, but it’s important to be brave so that we can keep spreading other people’s lights and our own.
I hope your year is full of light and heart and love.
Thank you for being here, for reading this, for being my friend and for spreading goodness. We’ve got this, okay? Let’s be brave together in 2021.
*Apologies for the image tilt. It was cold!
The drop off!
I’ll be back to talking about characters on Monday!
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