She is the Sunshine of our lives: a birthday tribute to Linda Bilyeu
She is smart. She is classy. She is sweet. Definitely sexy. No, she is definitely not anonymous, but none other than Hubpages very own ray of Sunshine, Linda Bilyeu.
Since I met this fine lady slightly more than a year ago -yes, time flies- she has always been a source of strength, help and support for myself and all the other fine hubbers we interact with.
As her birthday approaches, it is timely that we offer her a tribute for the positive influence she has had on the Hubpages community and all of us who call this wonderful writer our dear friend.
What makes this lady stand out in the hubbing crowd?
It is Sunshine’s positivity.
There is definitely fitting reason why Sunshine is named the way she is. She emits positive, glowing rays in the direction of those she meets, without fail. Those who know her will tell you that all her posts and interactions are doses of goodwill and faith! The List Queen frequently makes us lists that tell you how to Free Your Mind of the negativity that surrounds us.
Yes, she has added a positive aura to the article writing community.
It is Sunshine's creativity.
She certainly shows this with the whimsical lists she creates and the way she manages to come up with humorous fan letters to her favorite musicians. She tells endearing stories as well. Do read this charming tale by her on Chuck the Duck.
It is the resilience of Sunshine.
This lady remains persevering in the most trying of times, supportive of family and friends and battling difficult obstacles with them. Determination, daily, is evidenced through her writing.
Those of us who know her will attest to her fortitude and perseverance in fighting the good fight when it is necessary.
It is Sunshine’s humor.
Sunshine, or Linda, is always ready to do something different and inject humor into the lives of everyone. She has the ability to turn something ordinary into something funny and anything but.
Even when she makes New Year’s Resolutions, they are with a Twist!
Sunshine, a true Keith Urban Fan.
It is Sunshine’s honesty.
The lady tells it as it is. Her frankness shows itself as she puts matters forth. She tells us how she has survived two years on Hubpages in a thoughtful and reflective article.
It is Sunshine’s helpfulness.
The List Queen gives helpful, smart tips that everyone - yes, everyone - will find useful. As Singapore goes through a trying, hazy and hot period, I find this article on 50 ways to beat the heat and stay cool very apt indeed.
It is Sunshine’s thoughtfulness.
Linda never fails to look out for others. She reaches out to other writers with useful advice and
always bears everyone in mind with the most helpful tips around. Do take the time to read about how she constructs Useful To Do Lists.
Linda, You are the Sunshine of our lives. Happy Birthday!
It is Sunshine’s musicality.
Though I am miles and miles away from where she is, I can feel her ability to simply make anyone get up and dance. She is musical - Keith Urban fans will say yes to that - and has an ear for a good tune. Here she is with a showcase of the Zack Brown Band.
It is Sunshine paying it forward.
Sunshine puts others first. She is ever paying things forward and has a heart even for the most distant of strangers. She does little things for others, always with a heartfelt, beautiful smile. She would not have written this lovely article on showing kindness to others otherwise.
A Clerihew is a short, 4 line biographical poem that was founded by Sir Edmund Clerihew Bentley. It is short, usually whimsical or shows the subject from a different point of view.
The rhyme structure is AABB, and its four lines are irregular in length. Lines are humorously contrived to achieve a rhyme. Here is a Clerihew tribute to Sunshine 625.
Most of all, I would just like to say a very happy birthday to this fine lady, and Sunshine - thanks for shining your rays on us and just being who you are.