52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 19

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

I invite you to come and join me on this pilgrimage to change the world through thankfulness.  Perhaps if enough of us join together we can change the negative climate that exists and is overtaking our planet. Together we can move our fellow citizens of to a better, higher and finer place.

Yesterday I had the honor of sharing a room filled with 960 people who had come together to raise money to fight breast cancer and ovarian cancer.  It was a celebration of the women who have survived these cancers and their medical professionals.  One of the keynote speakers was my friend Fran who has not only survived what life has pitched at her, she has grown into an even more amazing person and friend with every passing day.  I am so thankful to be Fran’s friend, and I am so thankful that she is counted among the survivors, but also so thankful for the experience of being at an affair that overflowed with gratitude.

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FRAN

I am sharing the following poem because it exemplifies Fran’s spirit.

“I have heard there are

troubles of more than one kind.

Some come from ahead and

some come from behind.

But I’ve bought a big bat.

I’m all ready you see.

Now my troubles are going to

have trouble with me!”

Dr. Seuss                     

I hope that by writing these posts that we will move together beyond thankfulness into appreciation. Because appreciation for the moments and things for which we give thanks requires us to be mindful of our lives. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”  Eleanor Roosevelt.

At the end of the post you will find a link up frog and I hope you will join me on this venture and once a week write a post and link up to others and share what you are thankful for this week.

 Thank you for joining me today,
bernadette

PLEASE ADD YOUR POST AND TOGETHER WE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

19 Responses

  1. so good to have inspiring people in our lives, to help us keep going on our individual paths. Fran sounds like a wonderful woman. and you. with this gratitude project. yes, m’am. good stuff indeed.

    happy Gratitude Week…every week! xxx

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  2. So happy and thankful for all of the survivors. I too am a cancer survivor (lymphoma, stage 4) and there is no greater fight than with that hideous disease. I do a happy dance for all survivors. I’m doing one now for your friend and for you Bernadette. ❤

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  3. I love this poem! It’s one I hadn’t heard before, or at least I didn’t recall it, and it reminds me not to take my troubles quite so seriously. It is also sending me a message that sounds something like, “You are not as helpless as you tell yourself you are.”

    I’m so glad that your friend Fran is a survivor and that you were able to celebrate with her. It sounds like a remarkable event!

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