I’m writing this just before I leave the house to fly to Atlanta for the funeral of my dear friend, the writer and brand strategist Laurie Foley.
You’ve all been so kind these last weeks as Laurie’s condition progressed ever closer to her death.
In fact, you were cheering for her back in 2014 when she went into remission: I wrote this then, You Get To Decide, and I heard from so many of you that her story was inspirational.
So, I thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
And I thank Laurie for bringing friendship, kindness and caring into such sharp focus for so many through her dying process. Even when she had so little strength, the woman had a lot of energy.
Take care of yourselves, friends. And take care of those you love. Make time for them. Honor them. Be kind.
It’s loss like this which reminds us what is really important.