So Shines A Good Deed

One of my favorite quotes from the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is “So shines a good deed in a weary world”. Gene Wilder had his back turned to Charlie when the boy placed the everlasting gobstopper beside him (indicating that he would not sell out to Slugsworth).

I would be remiss if I didn’t write about the passing of a fellow blogger, Anne Marie. When a text came in from a friend, I was shocked. Neither of us could believe it. We had to make sure the news was true, that it wasn’t misread. Like many other fellow bloggers, I will truly miss her.

When I started blogging again, to write about my grief over losing a partner, she would comment with small pep talks, just a few simple words of encouragement. That small deed, her simple notes letting me know to hang on, felt like hugs. The words were sincere, and I could feel the sincerity and the love behind them.

I leave you with some of her advice “dance like nobody is watching”.

Rest In Peace Anne Marie. You are loved and will be remembered.

4 Responses to “So Shines A Good Deed”

  1. mcpersonalspace54 Says:

    Yes, “Dance like nobody is watching.” I truly am heartbroken about her passing. I will miss her, and I still cannot believe it.

  2. Sixpence Nonethewiser Says:

    Love Willy Wonka! So many lesson there.
    And I, too was taken by surprise when I learned about Anne Marie. Such a light.
    She’ll be sorely missed.


  3. Urspo Says:

    I think that slogan we will all carry with us into our lives and future – or so I hope.

  4. Matt Says:

    I just found out today, JM. She will be missed. This quote reminded me of her:
    Some people come into our lives
    and leave footprints on our hearts
    and we are never ever the same. — Flavia Weedn

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