We all need to hear about something good happening elsewhere when our own lives are taking a downward turn. Some people are in debt or maybe facing abuse. They could be quarreling with their spouse or alone and friendless, feeling ill or just plain fed up. Let me share a brief outline of the stories that cheered me this morning.
In Ireland: A dying Irish girl’s last dream came true when her favorite pop star sang to her over the phone. The 15 year old from Dublin, lost her battle with cystic fibrosis minutes after singer Ed Sheeran sang her a song she loved - Little Bird.
One of her friends wrote on Facebook: ‘It is with great sadness that I have to share with you all today – our beautiful angel was taken from us.'
There had been a widespread Twitter campaign with the hashtag #SongForTri after her friends wrote online about Triona’s last wish. Listen to Little Bird with lyrics on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdOF_qYWx-s (You need to skip the ads.)
I can imagine the wonder and joy as Triona listened spell-bound to the singer who made this special effort for her.
It's great to know that adversity brings out the best in people.