I have been meaning to write this post for a long time, and today is finally the day. I want to introduce you to a new blog: Bright Side Blog. It’s written by my friend, former co-worker, and singer Ruth Peterson. From her first post:
I keep a journal, but I never thought Iâ€™d keep a blog.
Itâ€™s funny: things you never thought youâ€™d do, you might do; things you never imagined happening to you, just might happen.
It never occurred to me Iâ€™d get cancer, but I did.
It takes a lot of time and effort to keep my many and beloved friends and family up-to-date with everything thatâ€™s going on with me, so, suddenly, a blog seemed like a good idea.
Once I kick cancerâ€™s ass I may just keep this up, therefore I thought it best not to give it a name that included the word cancer. My first thought for a blog name was rootheday.com. Clever, but perhaps too bleak. I was on a walk w/Todd and he told me he admires how I always seem to look at the bright side of things and the bright side of people, giving things the benefit of the doubt. Bright side, eh?
So here we are. I plan to be blunt and straightforward here, warts and all. If you know me, youâ€™ll expect nothing less. Since so much has happened since February 14, the date I had my cancerous tumor removed, the entries may volley around in chronology, so please bear with me.
Hey look, mom, Iâ€™ve got a blog!!
If you’re ever looking for inspiration, read her blog. If you ever are feeling like life isn’t fair, read her blog. If you are letting the little things in life annoy you to the point of white hot rage, read her blog. Not only is she an amazing person and great singer, she somehow is able to make everyone around her feel special. You honestly cannot be in a room with Ruth and stay in a bad mood. It’s physically impossible and that is a fact proven even at the molecular level (No idea what that means).
Read her blog. You’ll smile. You’ll cry. You’ll be a better person for it. Guaranteed.