This is probably the hardest post that I have ever had to write and I am not sure where to begin. I am no writer nor am I a poet but I have to write this.
It’s so easy to take things, people and time for granted. No one realizes that is what they are doing until something tragic happens and smacks them in the head and heart with full force. Sadly this is one of those instances.
If you have been reading my blog from the beginning and/or were a reader of Coupons, Deals and More then there is a great chance that you know of my dear friend, Wendy Danna. She was a dedicated “reader” to both blogs. Maybe you didn’t “know” her but she was always here. She always took the time to comment and would reply to other “readers” questions if the blogger hadn’t had a chance to yet. I know of several people, myself included, that Wendy happily helped out. She never boasted about helping people – in fact it wasn’t until several months later that a bunch of bloggers/couponers got together and we all realized that she had blessed us each in some way by mailing us coupons or rebates and driving out to our homes to drop off boxes of baby/child goods to help our families. Wendy herself didn’t have much and lived in a small apartment on limited income. She never asked for anything in return.
I actually would not have ever known any of you if it wasn’t for Wendy. She was the reason that I got enough courage to start blogging over 3 years ago – it was HER idea for me to blog. I met her on CouponsDealsandMore.com because we both commented daily and one day she offered me some baby items so we exchanged emails and continued to keep in touch. Wendy was always one of the biggest supporters of my blog and I am so blessed to have been able to call her a friend.
I am very upset by what I just came across and that is a death notice for our dear, Wendy. You can read it here. Wendy had been battling cancer for several years and she had a smile on her face the entire time. Sadly her life ended on October 23, 2013. As far as I know, she didn’t have a lot of family or friends and she didn’t have any children. If you happen to know anyone related to her or a close friend, please send me an email. I would like to pay my respects. It saddens me that I didn’t know about this until now but it shows me that I need to take more time for friends in my life and let them know how much I care. If you are reading this, please know that I care about you very much!!!!
Since we couldn’t be at Wendy’s memorial service, I ask that each of you please help me in honoring, Wendy! Tomorrow (whenever that may be for you since not everyone will read this as soon as I write the post), do a random act of kindness (RAOK) for a stranger AND do one for a loved one as well. You could pay for the person behind you in line at a fast food place, leave change in a vending machine, compliment a stranger, send a loved one a card/letter…just because. There are so many things that you could do for others and they don’t have to cost money or take much time. Wendy, was the type of person to do something to help others or make them happy just because and it made her happy to do it!
Let’s let, Wendy, live a little through us “tomorrow”! Let’s do this for, Wendy!!!
Doing a RAOK is not about boasting but I would absolutely LOVE to hear what RAOK you were able to do in honor of, Wendy. If you feel comfortable, please share in the comments below. Thank YOU so very much!