"She ignored people who said it couldn't be done."
The other night, after working all day and rehearsing in the evening, I came home to find a package addressed to me. Inside was the quote above on this beautiful image:
Sent to me by my best friend from childhood, a woman who excudes the perserverence, strength and positive outlook that I have tried to maintain throughout this development process, it arrived at just the perfect time.
This is just one example of the "random acts of kindness" that I've experienced at moments throughout this project when things have been overwhelming.
So I have to add some heroes to this week's list. Thank you Kathy, Ken, Beth Ellen, Emma, Susan, Joe, Randy and Danny for a multitude of things, among them: being a shoulder to cry on, offering to provide bean bag chairs, Walkie-Talkies, folding chairs and whatnot, reaching out just when I needed it, assuring me that I wasn't alone and that help was there, and putting things in perspective with a little humor.
Because without them, and all of you, Helen on 86th St. wouldn't have a fighting chance.
Speaking of which, we are knocking things off that wishlist, so thank you all for coming through for us!