I was just reading in a magazine about Robin Roberts, her friendship with Diane Sawyer and how Robin’s breast cancer changed their relationship. It was brave of Robin to share her experience with ABC Good Morning America Viewers. She’s recovering, optimistic and worked through her chemo. I love what she said about how her friends were part of the “cure.”
It reminds me of a dear friend, Kim, who would invite friends to her “chemo dates.” She wanted to be entertained, or distracted or just have someone with her if she was tired. She was always quick with a smile and liked to share her friends with other women who were there alone.
Cliches are true
What I admired so much about Kim was her honesty and her willingness to talk about what she was undergoing. She used to say that the cliches are true.
Here are some of her favorites:
- You only get one life, and it’s not a dress rehearsal
- If you can dream it, you should do it
- Each day is a gift, and
- Don’t wait for the “right time” to live your dreams.
I learned a lot from her generosity and her candor.
Thanks Kim for leaving all of us with the reminder to Live Well, Laugh Often & Love Much.