Rave of the Week: Good Freakin People!

I am not a slacker, but I kind of feel like I have been this week with my blog. It has been a busy week with Christmas and all of the travel back and forth. Still, that is no excuse for me ignoring my trusty laptop. Definitely not katetastic of me. Oops….

I know I rant a lot…usually about the ridiculously stupid actions of people around me, but there are moments where I must rant and rave about things that don’t fall in that category. This week I have so much I want to rave about, but for the sake of this blog, I will keep it to just one rave.

Those who know me know I am a bit cynnical. I wouldn’t say that it is a bad trait, I think it has more to do with being cautious and apprehensive about others. I also wouldn’t say that I seek out the bad in others, but I definitely notice it and don’t forget about it when it surfaces. I want to believe that people will do the right thing because it’s the right thing, but we all know that there are many people out there that are selfish or ignorant.

This past week has been not only emotional for me, but it has been very eye-opening. Yes, it was wonderful to be with my family and loved ones for Christmas, but I felt like a black cloud was over me the entire holiday. I was worried about my dear friend, Andy, who was badly injured in an accident last Friday and who I mentioned in an earlier post. I wanted him to wake up from the coma he was in so he could spend the holiday with his family. I wanted to hear his funny little laugh. I wanted him to wake up and text me something ridiculous. I just wanted him to be okay….forget the gifts. I know I speak for many of my friends when I say all we wanted this holiday was for our Buehl to be himself again. So a few of us decided to do what we do best: plan a party for Andy to help fund his medical bills.

While we are in the very early stages of planning the benefit, which we will hold in February, we do know one thing: People are awesome. And not just awesome, FREAKIN AWESOME! Within moments of me posting a status about the benefit on Facebook, I was flooded with text messages and emails from people anxious to help with the planning or wanting to donate to the raffle and cause. Andy is someone who has a beautiful spirit that everyone loves immediately upon meeting him, so I knew that many people would want to help him. I was astounded by the fact that many of the people contacting me were people who had no idea who Andy was…they just wanted to help because he was someone in need. Someone they didn’t know anything about..but that didn’t matter. Someone needed help and out of the goodness of their heart, they wanted to help a stranger. Amazing, amazing, amazing. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking of how good people can be, and I wish I could reach out and hug each and every one of you.

Thank you so much for being such wonderful souls….and thank you for the continued prayers for Andy. He is fighting the good fight, and though progress is slow, we all know he will be back with us soon.

To you, awesome people, I give you an enthusiastic thumbs up and standing ovation.


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