Sunday, June 15, 2008

Wanna Be Inspired or Comforted?

First off, Happy Father's Day, everyone. I hope you get to hug your Dad, tell him you love him, or remember him in a special way.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a life mosaic on their site. Check it out. Here are a few of many inspirational stories: Allen, a 69-year-old BMT survivor, Meaghan, a 32-year-old Louisiana woman who survived lymphoma and is now running half marathons and raising money for LLS, Gustavo, a fighter in every sense, and Leanne, a mom of two who is reaping rewards after getting through a difficult time.

More reasons to run ... don't you think?

Dori has a prayer, "Be at Peace," that she has posted next to our computer. For those fighting blood cancer or anyone facing turmoil, it is comforting and strengthening.

"Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;
Rather look to them with full hope that as they arise,
God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things;
And when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in His arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you today and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations."

St. Francis de Sales

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