Finding one small blessing each day.

Sending some love to the Chili Peppers July 30, 2011

I am so excited to be able to post again! I was so busy with school and my home repairs (uggh) that I could never find time to sit down and post. I am delighted to be back!

The other thing I would say is that I’m also excited to be on “the lookout” for blessings again. When I am actively writing this blog, I’m always paying more attention to what’s going on around me so that I can find something fun or good to write about.

Today’s blessing is awesome. So as you know, pediatric cancer is kinda my cause. I am always trying to raise awareness of it so that somehow, someday, we can stop this ugly beast. Well anyway, there is the woman known on Facebook (and elsewhere, I guess) as The Blanket Fairy. Her thing is that she likes to make these super soft blankets that she sends to kiddos who are diagnosed with cancer. I actually have had the best of intentions and plan to send her some homemade blankets here soon… but that’s another story.

There is a boy by the name of Nick out there, who is 14 years old. Nick has cancer and has been very ill recently. His number one favorite band in the whole world is the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Blanket Fairy sent out a plea on Facebook for people to send some cards or other things to cheer Nick up. One thing led to another, and the Blanket Fairy decided to see if she could get Chad Smith, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers to call this boy. She posted on her Facebook page requesting all of her friends post a request on Chad’s page, and needless to say, after a few hours, Chad not only responded but came back saying that if Nick lived in California, there was a concert this week and he could come backstage and meet everyone. Unfortunately, Nick lives clear across the country, so instead, they set up a call with ALL the members of the band. Within 24 hours, Nick got a telephone call from his favorite band and spent over a half an hour on the phone with them. His mom said that “it was the best night of his life!” Nick posted on his CaringBridge site about it and said “I feel better today and I hope to feel even better tomorrow. I know I’m going to be alright.”

It brings tears to my eyes just to share it. Thank you, Red Hot Chili Peppers, for taking the time to contact a boy and make a difference in his life. And thank you to the Blanket Fairy for working so hard to make it happen. People can be so beautiful sometimes.