The daily prompt word today is panacea which is the solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases. So what do you think it is?
I think it’s….
What about you? Can you see the solution to all diseases and difficulties being love?
What a loving way to start the week! Bring love to all things and to all people in order to heal yourself, difficult situations, confusing relationships and to heal others. When we give out love, we receive love. When we think in a loving way, love heals.
Love is the answer dear friends. Cheers to a love-filled day for all!
When I saw the Daily Prompt Trademark, I knew I had to write about it. My trademark for a long time (if there can be such a thing for a simple blog) has been a pink dahlia which a friend took a photo of and then allowed me to use.
Why? Because pink is the ‘color’ for breast cancer awareness and I love flowers! Easy peasy answer! Also, there’s something warm and inviting about the petals in a dahlia. For me, it looks like they are reaching out in all directions for connections and you know, that’s what I love to do – to connect!
It’s just like the Shine On! xo that I use to end my posts. Maybe that’s a trademark too? I began using that awhile back. It just seemed to evolve as my blog has as well. I like it because it makes me smile and I hope it makes you smile too!
How about your trademark?
I’d love to hear why you use what you do in your blog as well!
Today is National Cancer Survivor’s Day ~ the first Sunday in the month of June according to Google. So I found it appropriate to write today as I am also a cancer survivor ~ breast cancer in particular.
I want to honor those who have endured cancer, those who have passed already, those who are enduring the ‘Big C” and those who may be diagnosed in the future. Most of us have had cancer rear its ugly head in our lives directly or in the lives of loved ones and we have been touched by its tentacles in one way or another.
Cancer as with most illnesses changes the lives of not only the patient, but the friends and the families that it touches. It changes us all in ways we could never predict. Cancer can strengthen the bonds of love or it can destroy them. It can strengthen your soul or it can weaken it. Cancer doesn’t play fair and it’s up to you in how you allow it to change your life and the lives of your loved ones.
I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank my family, my friends, my loved ones, my doctors and nurses and all whom have touched my life during my cancer journey. I am ever grateful that I have been loved throughout this journey of endurance and I know that each and every person played a special part in my surviving. I also am grateful to God for the prayers answered for my highest good, even when I didn’t believe that what was happening was actually a gift.
Cancer changes our lives. It enriches them in ways we could never imagine and it also can take away in the same breath. It’s up to you, the survivor, how you view your cancer situation. Personally I have been all over the map of emotions with my own cancer journey. I’ve worried. I’ve been angry. I’ve been hurt. I’ve lived in fear. I’ve lived in peace. But the one constant has been the love and friendship that I’ve felt during the trials and tribulations.
Love is the answer my friends. Love is your legacy. Compassion is key. Looking outside yourself and into the hearts of others with loving gratitude is required. So on this special day, I want to honor all of you who have been touched by cancer in every way. We are all survivors whether we are the patient, the family member or the friend. We all play a part in the experience and I am truly grateful to each and every person in my life who has been there for me. I treasure the role each of you played in my life and I love you all.