I can’t remember the last time I procrastinated writing a post until my morning “deadline.” You see, being the highly organized and somewhat anal-retentive blogger I am, I like my posts prepared at least a day in advance. It allows me to take more time with each post, edit it thoroughly and sleep in a bit.
But that didn’t happen this morning.
I skimmed the headlines this morning and thought you might be interested to hear the latest regarding Italy’s national airline, Alitalia and whether they are going to survive the week. But the negative vibes and downright juvenile drama is just too much for a Monday morning.
So I moved on to Italylogue where Jessica provides a rundown of the latest Italian news, fun facts, festival updates and conspiracies. But she does it so well there is nothing for me to add. So I won’t try.
Then I stumbled across this.
One of my new favorite bloggers, City Girl at City Girl Lifestyle wrote a touching Love Thursday post last week where she highlighted Lattes and Lipstick, a blog whose author has raised more than $16,000 for alternative cancer treatment for her husband by selling an online cookbook for $1.00.
$16,000. One dollar at at time.
It is an emotional story, not only of spousal love or undying faith, but of what a community – like our own blog community – will do for people we’ve never met. We hear stories of how hatred, jealousy and greed tear apart our world, but human kindness is alive and well and thriving. It was a poignant start for my week and I hope you will consider purchasing a Friends of George Cookbook, as well. It’s the best dollar I ever spent.