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A hug for Saraa… (June 18th FFF)

I was invited (well, not personally, but still…) to join the Fandango’s Friday Flashback!

Fandango scrolls back, every Friday, and gives a second chance to a post he had published on the same date, years before. I thought it was a great way to remember some of the stuff I did a while back, and I decided to participate…

So here it is!

Previously published on June 18th of 2018, this post has nothing to do with me. It is a reminder of how great a cyber family we are, on WordPress. Three years ago, one of my dear blogging friends lost her brother. He took his own life, and many of you had joined me to give her a huge group hug. It felt relevant to give this post a second chance, because since the beginning of the pandemic, a lot of people have been isolated, and many have suffered from all the changes we had to live with along the months. If you or someone you know are having worrying thoughts, reach out! There is help around the corner…. If you’ve lost a loved one to suicide, speak up. The WordPress family won’t bring that person back, but you’ll get a wave of love that can help a little with your grief… I hope you’ll enjoy this (again). And where ever you are, stay safe and well!





Dear Lovelies,

Today I break my blogging-pause silence for a good reason. Not a happy one, but something worth a mention…

As you all know, blogging is about sharing thoughts and stories, but it is much more than that. The Bloggosphere is a community, and a place we come to when we need some support.

This morning, terrible news awaited me when I turned on my tablet.

You might already know Saraa, from It’s me Saraa. If not, you should really get to know the bubbly, witty, sweeter than sugar girl! This bright young woman always manages to put a smile on my face, but not today.

To make a long story short, Saraa’s little brother took his life yesterday. Knowing how important family is to her, I can hardly imagine how painful it is to go through life for her at this moment.

So if you have a little minute, please visit her, and leave Saraa a little cyber hug, please. No, I take that back, give her a big, tight hug! You can read the touching poem about her brother’s loss here.

My sweet Lebanese Princess… All my thoughts are with you today. May you find some comfort in the good memories you have in your heart. No words could heal the pain right now, but I hope that the fierce little fighter in you will pull through, despite the hard times to come…



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