I survived breast cancer. Sometimes I feel guilty for this, especially when I lose a fellow warrior. Then I pull my bootstraps up and look for ways to help.
I never want my experience to be looked upon as anything but a guidepost, an experience that refocused my energy to always help others, no matter what they are battling. A gift of time to value every millisecond.
This series of pictures from a loving husband reminded me of an amazing soul I had to say goodbye to. A person I selfishly wanted more time with.
I like to be reminded to hug those around me right now. Take that 5 seconds and breathe deep, feel that gift of time to do what you will.
As this "pink month" comes to a close, I want to reiterate that this battle is year round. As someone who experienced treatemnt, I will let you know that your smiling face and hand to hold is worth SO much more than buying pink items that possibly support the cause distantly. I enourage you and your loved ones to take the time to pay it forward, holding those hands or volunteering at so many locations where our local women, men & children are fighting for their lives.
Much love & light, here's to surviving and finding a cure....