Every time I think about the kindness of my friends and parents of friends and people in my life whom I hadn’t heard from in a really long time but who came up big in the “support” department the last 8 months, I get absurdly emotional and can’t choke out my words. When I start to list off the nice things people have done for me it is such a long list that it can easily be misconstrued as bragging but really it’s just the truth. The people in my life are chock full of love and kindness and thoughtfulness and they are really good humans and I want to somehow express my sincere thanks.
I’ll do this by just laying it all out there. Whether this helps you if you know someone going through a rough time, or just feel like listening to me brag, here goes:
[These are in no particular order. Just as it’s come to mind.]
Let the humble brags commence. I received:
PS: On the interwebs there are several articles about what NOT to say to people with cancer. This grinds my gears. Sure, I’ve had some dumb shit said to me. But please ignore those lists and just be a good sensitive human. And if someone gets mad at you for asking, “How are you?” - I don’t care if they have cancer or not they're an oversensitive nincompoop. Honestly, throughout this hell, have they not learned anything about what matters?
Anyhooters, THANK YOU.