World Cancer Day

80532104_I post this today with sadness for I wish there weren’t a world cancer day.  What an awful sentiment as it means that cancer affects our world and all its inhabitants.  Most of us know someone who has endured cancer either directly or indirectly.  Being a cancer survivor myself, I can tell you how much it affects every single aspect of our lives and continues to affect our lives for as long as we live.

It matters not which cancer you are enduring for cancer is cancer.

But what you do with it matters.

How to help others who are enduring cancer:

1.  Offer to cook/clean/babysit/drive to appointments/pick up prescriptions/grocery shop/do laundry

2.  Go for a walk with the patient, take him/her for a drive to get out of the house

3.  Schedule a time when you can stop by with fresh flowers/plant, a favorite confection, a new book/movie to enjoy

4.  Send cards in the mail, a magazine subscription or just a little surprise something

5.  Deliver a care package to the patient AND to the caregiver/family

6.  Remind them all that you are here to help.

Shine On!


8 thoughts on “World Cancer Day

  1. You’re right. It’s sad we have to have a day like this, but these sound like wonderful ways to be supportive. Thanks for sharing them. I’m fortunate to have had nearly no experience with cancer.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  2. I agree. The sadness from this disease is so pervasive of all the affected lives. I do believe, though, that the one wonderful thing that happens as a result , is that awesome and inspiring people like you emerge to shine on and shed light on the compassionate ways we can all make a difference! Thank you!!

    • Your sister is an inspiring, special woman ~ we connected from the very start. I am so happy to meet you Eric. Surely you are as amazing as she. I appreciate your visit and your gratitude. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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