Planting Seeds of Hope
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Planting seeds of hope can truly nourish your soul and make the journey easier. We can never have too many friends cheering us up and cheering us on. After my mastectomy I was gifted a large reusable bag full of goodies from a college sorority of pharmacy students. There were lots of images of pink ribbons inside. I received a pink bear to hug, and a pink windmill to blow to keep me deep breathing, some stationary, a calendar and a small journal to help me record and keep track of appointments and stops and starts along the way, a bracelet and a key chain with pink beads and symbols of hope, a bookmark and a book with spiritual reminders of good health and gratitude, and a big warm fleecy blanket to wrap up in when cold winter winds wanted to pull me down. Some of these things were made by hand by the girls themselves and I could feel the love given to me by strangers. It is one of their life goals to deliver medicine to people in need and this exercise woman to woman will buoy them as they continue to learn and grow in their profession. You can bet that I sent them a most grateful thank you note. I received that big bag of love and hope on Valentine's day, the same day I lost my breasts to breast cancer. We never want to be IN the hospital, but they can often be where we need to be to receive our surgery or treatments, so that we can be given the gifts of joy, new life, and new hope for the future.