As seen in the June 11, 2013 edition of the Red Bluff Daily News
A few days ago I was riding my bike with my daughter and out of nowhere I hear hi Faydra, welcome home Meaggan and I look up and there is Barbara waving like crazy. Typical Barbara.
Barbara Sivesind Fullem is literally one of the most cheerful people I know.
Barbara is the type of person who is first on the scene when someone needs something.
It doesn’t matter if it is a big thing, small thing, hard thing, easy thing, subtle thing or outlandish thing, she is there. Barbara is always up for a good time and can be counted on when her friends need her. She is full of life and spreads cheer wherever she goes.
Barbara makes cheer mountains out of mole hills. She lives to make other people smile, even at the expense of herself.
Though she scoffs at the seemingly dried up opportunities for dating, she is a hopeless romantic who believes that somewhere out there is someone who wants to live, laugh and love the Barbara way.
They will be the luckiest man alive when their paths finally cross, and I know they will.
Barbara has charisma, which is not easily found in women. She has a positive attitude that surpasses normal human tendencies.
Her friends love her, her family needs her and the community is better because she is in it.
She is a ball of ceaseless energy and compassion. She is a wonderful role model for friendship.
In this day and age when it is easy to feel defeated and only see
what is wrong in life, people like Barbara are important because they teach us that kindness and a good attitude are a choice.
There is no doubt that Barbara has demons and bad days, we all do, but she always chooses the path of happiness. She is a prime example of being the best you can be, no matter what is happening around you.
Be like Barbara, be uninhibited and free with your enthusiastic love of life.
Laugh loudly and often. See the fun side of life, be a ham, be silly and be loved by those who know you.
Yell hello to people on the street and make them feel welcome. Barbara, you matter. Your happiness is infectious and sets you apart from the dreary side of life. You matter because you are a ray of light in a dimly lit room.
You cast out the negative in this life with your glowing personality and charm.