I could go either way on this post - I can talk about the people who pretended to care and then proved they did not care OR I can continue to rise above and be positive...
Being bitchy could get me more readers sharing the dirty laundry of xyz but instead I want to be me and share the good of others - the way you know you are loved in every way not just when all is good and hunky dory.
Many things in life go wrong and there are many many pages and pages that I can write to talk about the wrong things but there are so many things that go right and a big part of what is right in my life are the people who know and love me no matter what.
I am not perfect in any way shape or form - I am a fake extrovert who is really introverted - I love to speak and share and be just me - I love to write I love to be a mom, a friend, a daughter, sister, godmother and I can handle being a wife (sometimes- kidding a little).
What I continually find to be most amazing, besides the friends and family that are in my real life, is the community I am building of people from all around the USA and the world. There are ladies in Ireland, Ohio, Australia and Brooklyn who are real friends to me though we have yet to meet in person.
There are also social media accounts that are here for me like the Compassion that Compels account and website. When my dad was at his worst, I posted a prayer request for him and me and every day sometimes every couple of days I get an email saying someone has prayed for me and I get so uplifted. When I got a phone call from the President of the organization and we chatted for days she prayed with me and over me through the phone and left me in happy tears. I also received a care package with some amazing gifts (see photo below). I was so inspired, I signed up to be a volunteer. This organization gets donations and creates amazing compassion bags for women going through treatment and if you sign up for one in the NYC area, I just might be the person who delivers it - check out their website, here www.compassionathatcompels.org. It is also free to submit a prayer request.
When my dad woke up after 7-8 days of no response in ICU (the-oh-sht-playbook-or-being-my-dads-daughter.html) and was miraculously not in need of rehab or any thing except a little company (he’s hanging out at my house), I knew a big part of it was all of the prayers I asked for and received.
I know there are many people who are not interested in prayer and religion and I get it but for me the faith that we show either through a higher power or just by getting out of bed every morning is a beautiful thing worth celebrating. As I say if we as humans could really understand risk we would never get married Or have children.
Life is hard so do what you can that makes you feel comforted and loved and do the same for others. It makes anything doable even Cancer!
I also received a care package from sharsheret.org/ on being a survivor - and that organization spent almost an hour on the phone with me and we are collaborating on an upcoming blog post. I believe again that religion and faith are a part of our lives no matter what we truly believe.
I get a few of these a day and it brightens up my day
The Compassion That Compels Package "Overcomer"
Sharsheret Booklets & Resources on Living as a Survivor
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