A few weeks ago, I purchased a ring for myself called the "tree of life" (because of the design on the ring) with the word HOPE inscribed on the inside. It is made from steel and was inexpensive but symbolized the journey of recovery from breast cancer for me. A friend at work has also been going through a courageous journey with cancer treatments for uterine cancer. I decided to share the ring with her, its meaning to me and I asked if she would like to have the same ring. We decided what size would fit and I ordered one for her as a gift. When I was able to give it to her, I told her she was strong and the steel represented her strength in beating her cancer. The tree of life and the inscription of hope inside the ring could further serve as a reminder of the positive outcome that she ... Read Full Story >>
At times you never know who gets the most from a kindness, the giver or the recipient. The other day, a friend at work saw me rushing at the end of the day to get to my radiation treatment appointment. She gave me a big hug and she said she was sorry she had not been there for me all week.
I REALLY needed her hug that day! Later, after my treatment, I sent her a text message to tell her how very important that hug was for me and that she helped me get through that tough moment because of her kindness. Her text back to me--"Awww...You just made my ENTIRE week!" Little did I know that she too needed a hug and needed to be appreciated after a long and thankless week of hard work!