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Broken Crayons Still Color. . . Cancer doesn't define you!

Cancer is a word, not a sentence. It's one word in your sentence. . .

NOT a death sentence - one part of your life.

Recently, a dear friend received the sad news that a beloved family member received a cancer diagnosis. Another close acquaintance, had a cancer scare. Thankfully, everything worked out for both - for the first, the cancer was treated with radiation and a favorable outcome. For second, the biopsy proved benign. Whew, talk about feeling "Heavy." My heart goes out to all families caring for loved ones with Cancer.

Whether it’s a friend, family member, or even ourselves, the impact of receiving this news at first can be devastating, scary, and maybe even overwhelming. But we can need to be supportive, thoughtful, and encouraging to our loved ones and friends during this difficult period. They need all the support we can give them.

When they feel broken, we need to make them feel valuable, special and loved.

They should sparkle, shine and be their best COLORFUL self ever!

On the heels of Mental Health Awareness this month, it's so important to check in on out friends, family and loved ones.

Let them know they don't have to do it alone. BE THERE for them - in Word and DEED.

Show up and be present!

Here are a few ways to support your friends and family according to the American Cancer Society ~

  1. Stay Connected: Let your friends and family know they are important to you.

  2. Visit: Cancer can be isolating. Spending time is valuable.

  3. Learn About Cancer: Take the initiative to learn about cancer - EACH person's journey is different. [Lesson learned! Each Journey is different - do you homework]

  4. Be Sensitive: VERY IMPORTANT - Pay attention to your friend’s mood. Cancer can be overwhelming.

  5. Offer Specific Help: Whether it’s preparing meals, driving them to appointments, or taking notes during doctor visits, your support matters

I’m glad to hear that both cases had positive outcomes! Cancer treatment and biopsy results can be quite nerve-wracking, but it’s heartening when things turn out well.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift – that’s why it’s called ‘the present.'” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Be thankful for this day. You are here, breathing and living life. Even if it's not the life you want or hoped for, it's life. There's always something to be thankful for. ~ anonymous

I read this somewhere "Optimism is someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster; it's more like a cha-cha." This is me totally seeing the glass half full. . . Cha-Cha real smooth y'all!!!

"Guess what? You may not be where you want to be right now, but keep doing that dance called Life ~ it will lift your spirits and make you smile!"

It's crucial we make the time to check on each other, Regularly! That's what good friends and neighbors are supposed to do. "Love your neighbor as yourself"~ Matthew 22:39

In The Brown EYES of Avon, Charay faced a mix of emotions - Fear, sadness, frustration, and helplessness. The story highlights the emotional turmoil and challenges that come with supporting someone through such a difficult time. Cancer affects not only the patient but also their family and friend.

What's on your mind, pulling at your heartstrings?

I'm here and happy to help. . .


~ Ms. Zipporah


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