It was almost a month ago that Sonali Bendre Behl shared the news about having cancer with netizens. The actress instantly received love from her well-wishers all over the globe. Sonali’s cancer had metastasized but she has been fighting her illness with immense strength. She even shared photos of her getting a haircut before her treatment began. Sonali’s positive outlook and approach even in a situation like this is truly inspiring, isn’t it? She has taught me that sometimes we can’t help what happens to us but how we deal with it is entirely up to us.
As we all know, yesterday the world celebrated International Friendship Day and so did Bollywood celebrities. Sonali was one of the actors who took to social media to share her friendship day wishes. Her photo and message were truly touching and I am in awe of how strong Sonali Bendre is.
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This is me. And in this moment, I am really happy. People give me strange looks when I say that now, but it's true and I'll tell you why. I am now paying attention to every moment, looking for every opportunity to find joy and #SwitchOnTheSunshine. Yes, there are moments of pain and low energy, but I am doing what I like, spending time with people I love, and feeling very loved and happy. I am extremely grateful to my friends, my pillars of strength, who at a moment's notice, arrived to be with me and help me through this. In between their busy schedules they find time to visit, call, message, FaceTime… basically never leaving a moment for me to feel alone. Thank you for showing me what true friendship is. #HappyFriendshipDay, ladies. Blessed to have you all in my life (including the ones not in the picture… You know who you are) @gayatrioberoi @suzkr P.S. Nowadays I spend far less time getting ready because I don't have to fuss over my hair! 😜#BaldIsBeautiful #FindThePositive #OneDayAtATime Picture credit: @hrithikroshan
This is the best friendship day message I’ve seen this year and I believe we can all learn a thing or two from Sonali. I truly hope that the actress beats cancer’s butt and soon returns back to India feeling healthy.
Our love and wishes are with you, Sonali. <3