There used to be a show on TV called “The Rifleman.” It starred Chuck Conners and Johnny Crawford as a father and son in the old west. Johnny took advantage of his role on the show and launched a brief singing career. One of the songs he released is Cindy’s Birthday. It’s an awful song but it reminds me of a special person – my sister Cindy.
Today is Cindy’s birthday. I called her at work this morning to wish her birthday greetings. Cindy’s a nurse. After giving her grief for working on her birthday, (a mortal sin in my world), I got to thinking how lucky her patients are to have her.
Cindy is the antithesis of a line I remember from a Law & Order episode. A prison guard was describing a despicable inmate who was just murdered. He said, “Throw some dirt on him and pretend he never lived.”
Cindy, on the other hand, is the type of person you are glad is in the world. She brings light to so many people, many in their darkest hour. I hope the candles on her cake remind her of how special she and her light are.
On Cindy’s birthday, I encourage you to celebrate the people who bring light to your life. They are truly special and deserving of your acknowledgement.
Happy Birthday to all the Cindys of the world and a special shout out to my sister, Cindy who’s spreading her Tinkerbelle light to everyone.
All the best,
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