Monday, June 2, 2008

Helping Out a Fellow Blogger

Word is out now, moving as fast and blazing as only the brush fire of the internet can make possible, about the plight of one among us, Briana Brownlow, of Figs With Bri. Bri has been revisited with cancer, this time even more seriously. The folks at Jugalbandi, among other bloggers, have spearheaded a campaign to raise awareness and funds to support Bri during her latest rounds of treatment.

There are many ways of helping:

You can promote the cause
Donate a raffle prize
Make a direct donation or
• Participate in the June Click Special Edition featuring yellow culinary photography
I have been blogging for over a year. I do not know Bri; we are not personal friends; and I have never visited her blog before. It does not matter. I know who she is now. That is enough.

Steven Grellet, the French nobleman and Quaker missionary said it best. I can do no better justice for a cause than his words:
“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good things, therefore, that I can do, any kindness that I can show a fellow being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
Thank you for reading this post.


Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Susan I have known you just some time back and I knew you are a nice person always..Reading this post assures me of this and also affirms that you have a heart of gold!!!

Kalyn said...

Lovely post to deliver such an important message. The yellow flowers are perfect!

Sunshinemom said...

Pretty flowers:) I love the colour yellow!

Manisha said...

Thank you very much, Susan, for all your support!

sunita said...

You have put it so beautifully, Susan :-)

Asha said...

Same here! Never knew until I read it at Bee's. She is so young and such a fighter. Hopefully, we could give more than what she needs. Wish her the best.
Beautiful yellow photography Susan. Have you ever seen fresh Turmeric roots? That's my "Yellow for Bri". Look here!:)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

beautiful words !!!
i too never knew Brian till a few minutes back.justed posted a prayer for her....

Ann said...

Lovely photos and post. So glad to see so much support for Bri in our foodie world.

Lori Lynn said...

Ditto. I had never visited Bri's blog either. Doesn't matter. More than happy to participate and show support. Thanks Susan.

bee said...

thank you, dear susan, for your support and your generosity.

Susan said...

Thank you, Swati. That is a very fine compliment you honor me with.
Thanks, Kalyn. I’ve been busy this spring photographing every flower I can point a lens at.
Sunshine Mom – Thank you. Yellow really is so cheery!
Happy to help, Manisha.
Thank you, Sunita. It’s very gratifying that we are all banding together.
Asha – There are so many bloggers out there, it is hard to keep discover them all. Too bad we’ve learned about Bri under these circumstances, but it is never too late.

I have seen fresh turmeric (haldi, yes?) in the Indian grocer, but never unpeeled. I’ll go have a look at your post. Thanks for the kind words.
Thank you, Nanditha. I will read your prayer. We can never pray too much.
Ann – Thanks. Yes, there is strength in our numbers.
Lori Lynn – Glad to have you on board!
Bee – Wish I could do more.

Dhanggit said...

"whenever there is human being there is an opportunity for kindess"

great post of support for Bri :-)

Susan said...

Another beautiful sentiment, Dhanggit. Thank you!