WELCOME TO MY BLOG THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY. I AM HAPPY TO SEE YOU HERE. EACH DAY LIVED WITH A STRONG SPIRIT WILL BE A DAY OF LOVE AND GRATITUDE, IRREGARDLESS OF WHAT IS OCCURRING.
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A. A. Milne
There is a college student in my city who has been battling ovarian cancer for five years. It does not seem fair that as a teenager she has such a difficult challenge. Her classmates have not lost their hair, spent weeks in a hospital, missed sporting events or suffered with extreme fatigue or nausea. Her strength and courage get her through those tough days of chemotherapy and its side effects.
A friend has cancer of the vulva which is the rarest form of the gynecological cancers. Despite radiation burns and severe side effects from the chemotherapy, she is never without a smile and has encouraging words for others. She had no symptoms and her diagnosis was the result of a pelvic exam. From her experience each woman can understand the importance of yearly pelvic and rectal exams. A woman needs to be proactive in checking EVERY part of her body.
“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our nation and other countries are facing a serious health crisis due to the Coronavirus. We have been challenged with wars, other epidemics, and financial crises, yet we have persevered because of what lies within us. It is not a time to play politics, blame, or hide in fear. It is a time to be wise, compassionate, and use our inner strength and spirit to get through this difficult time.
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius
In all my books, there is the message of how the spirit of one or more characters helped them to rise above a challenging time or a fall. It is the spirit of love, determination, strength, and faith that is essential for overcoming any fall.