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”.