Dear Family & Friends,
I believe we will conquer cancer in our lifetime, and I'm hoping you do as well.
Pictured above are two of my cheerleaders, my Mom and step-mom, and they along with you have been with me now '12 years strong' to help fight to eradicate this disease. We have made great strides, but we're not there yet.
Each year I come across more and more stories of survivors. Our family was impacted once again this past year, as one of our very close family friends was afflicted, and luckily has survived. We all have our stories, whether it be of family, friends, co-workers, neighbours and even pets.
Each year I try to think of something inspirational to pass along. Last year to passed along the John Lennon song 'Imagine', along with the video (which many of us know by heart).
This year I thought I'd pass along an excerpt from 0ne of my inspirational poems that has guided me through life:
'It's All In The State of Mind'
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't,
It's almost certain you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you've lost,
For out in the world you'll find
Success begins with a fellow's will --
It's all in the state of mind.
We will not be beaten, and our will is strong!
If you're able, and haven't already, please provide any support you can; it is so important and very much appreciated. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers once again during this year's journey.
Take care and warmest of wishes,