Friday is usually the day when I create and publish a new blog post. As you would expect, Fridays tend to be a bit calmer than other weekdays and posting here is always a great way to wrap up the week. Keep in mind that ideas are always buzzing around in my brain for days or weeks before I actually post on a topic.
Today’s post will be brief because Results Communications will be shutting down early to make good on a promise that I made to myself and to others when I decided to launch my consulting firm — to be a firm with great heart that is committed to giving back to the community and one that supports research related to chronic and/or serious illness such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimers — three illnesses that have plagued family members and friends.
A small “Results” team will be walking in today’s Braintree Relay for Life event that supports the American Cancer Society. I feel blessed to be well enough to walk in the survivors event-kick-off lap. Last year at this time, I was newly home from the hospital after my second major surgery in two months due to implications from past cancer treatment. Because of poor weather, the Relay shut down early, but my husband and I went and walked one or two laps of the Braintree high school track because I told myself it was something I had to do for myself and other cancer patients I’ve met during my almost eight-year journey — sadly, some are no longer with us. And, this just makes the walking more important — to honor and remember them.
(In Recovery Mode, 2013, wearing my “Live Strong” t-shirt)
Whatever the causes are that are most important to you, I encourage you to make the time to support them. As I always say, “make sure your life reflects what’s important to you” by “walking the talk”.
As I’ve expressed to friends and family members, I want my new venture, “Results Communications and Research” to be about so much more than making money. Having known some really strong fighters — several are no longer with us, but many are — I want to offer as well as be a source of inspiration to those who find themselves having to fight hard to stay emotionally and physically well. I want to “pay it forward” to thank all those who inspired and supported me when I needed it most — through my battle with cancer and subsequent health issues resulting from cancer surgeries and treatment — and be a light in the darkness to those who need it.
(image courtesy of photostock/FreeDigitalPhotos.net)
In keeping (hah, hah) with the above, I have created a “Keep Up the Fight” page here at allintheresults.com where I plan to share inspirational words and music, and honor inspirational people and organizations — individuals and teams of individuals that refuse to let life’s challenges beat them or beat down the vulnerable populations they serve.
I hope you’ll visit this page when you find yourself in need of inspiration. Maybe you’re struggling with the demands of caring for an elderly parent or a sick loved one, maybe you’re feeling ill yourself, maybe you find yourself in a difficult employment situation, or maybe you just need some inspiration to keep up with the financial and physical demands of 21st century lifestyles. Regardless, I hope you’ll visit this page regularly, make suggestions for additions to the page — whether they be quotes, songs, people, or organizations you admire or that inspire — and that you’ll share this page with others who may need it.
I’ve already made a couple of additions this week based on items that friends told me inspire them. Thank you!
I’ll look forward to learning more about what inspires you when you need it most, so please do share it with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.