My friend and I got involved in the April A-Z blogging challenge and it motivated us to post 26 blogs. Now we find ourselves on April 30th worried all of that momentum will go to waste. But fear not, we came up with a great idea, the May Day Blogging Challenge. Check the previous post for details.
May 12, 1977.
Today is May 12th, the birthday of one of my closest friends, Cherrie, and there is no other event more important for this date (to me). Cherrie is not only a wonderful fellow blogger, but she is also an inspiration to me. I can safely say there is no way I would be writing as much as I am these days, if she hadn’t come into my life. It’s strange because we actually connected through a completely different hobby, and along the way discovered the many things about each other that bond people together in lifelong friendships.
Cherrie is the free-spirit of our group. She cannot be constrained by rules, especially when it comes to creative outlets. She will forever follow her own path even if it takes her far from the borders of commonality. Perhaps one of the things I like best about her is that she constantly pushes me to explore parts of myself that would otherwise remain hidden. She has inspired me to choreograph line dances, write a novel, program websites, and of course create a blogging challenge.
There is no one I would rather spend a Saturday with and very few others I could spend hours with at Starbucks. We never run out of things to talk about, especially when we are supposed to be concentrating! If I were asked to pick one thing about Cherrie that I value the most, it would be the fact that when I am with her, I feel like a better version of myself. But even when I feel like the worst version of myself, I never question her loyalty or faith in me.
Those are the best gifts anyone can give, and on her birthday, my gift to her is this post, which is my way of letting her know that she is important and has made a difference. She is kind and intelligent and honest and good. Which is why I know she will not mention that I skipped yesterday’s posting.
Happy birthday, my friend. My life and this world are better thanks to you.