The 2012 Hope Calendar is finished! If you would like to see it, please go to:
You should be able to view it. Each woman in the calendar is a breast cancer survivor who offers a short statement on what helped her succeed. If you are interested in purchasing one of these, the cost is $15. Please let me know.
I had a wonderful time meeting the ladies and sharing with them. As much as we are all different, we have a great deal in common as well. One thing I have found is that much of what we think and feel after experiencing cancer is the same as the next person. We move on and try to live our lives as fully as possible knowing in the back of our minds that somewhere deep inside us, it remains, and could return at any time.
This being the week before Thanksgiving, I urge you to reflect on what you give thanks for and what you are grateful for in your life. What are your special memories, and if you were to write a book, what would you say. On the flip side of that, if someone were to write a book about you, how would that book read? Would you be proud of what others were reading about you? What can you do this Thanksgiving to make it that much more special for others around you - just in case. We never know what is in store for us and ya know what, it's not really about us anymore, it is about those who we love and wish to do well for and by.
That being said, here's a few idea's to help you make your Thanksgiving just a bit more special for family, friends, and yourself.
1. Read a Thanksgiving story with your family. If you are alone, read one that resonates especially with you.
2. If you have family and friends over for dinner, ask each person to recall a special memory and talk about it. It will create fond memories for everyone.
3. Go to church and praise God.
4. Go see a parade - or watch one on TV.
5. Invite someone in need into your home to share the day, or go to one of your favorite charity's and serve others.
When we help others less fortunate than ourselves, it often causes us to feel better about our own predicaments. I've said many a time here, I am blessed and very lucky because I am still alive. And while I am still alive, I want to make others laugh and smile....if only for awhile.
If I am not on here beforehand.....then here's to wishing you all a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs~