Beyond Thankful …

We are truly blessed beyond many measures to be living in the moment at this second, at this minute, at this hour in the year 2018. l, for one, am grateful for the birds that sing such soothing melodies … the sun that emits ultraviolet rays producing a natural source of vitamin D … the trees that protect us … the wild things that we often take for granted. Oh yes, I am so grateful. Ahh! Waking up in the early hours of the day inhaling the scent of fall … pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and a smidgen of this and that. With my arms outstretched and my mind at peace, I am beyond thankful.

Give thanks to all living things not only on this day, but every day.

Celebrate gratitude! One stranger at a time! Remember, we are all in this together!

Happy Year of Thanks to All!

Laughter is Contagious

IMG_1443There’s nothing more magical than a photo still in black and white. Check out my expression … Laughter is the cure to all things unhoped for.

Laughter can be seen and heard … It’s a contagious inner and outer body reaction to certain stimuli. It’s like a magical fairy dust that’s sprinkled over a cluster of grey clouds.

Today, laugh a little … no, laugh a lot.  Create sunshine when there’s rain. Create morning when there’s night. Create light when there’s darkness. Create memories when you have very little (having a little means you have just enough). Inspire someone with your smile.

 

*Photo was taken in Savannah, Ga on St. Patty’s Day (By Anissa D. Anderson) … March 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness

The month of October grants many expressive outlets. I often participate in many festivities (i.e. Halloween, Volunteer at Sports Related Races, Local Fall Festivals. State Wide County Fairs). I also contribute my time and money in an effort to spread breast cancer awareness. It is imperative that ladies and men (especially those over the age of 25) check themselves regularly for any unusual growths (lumps) or deformities near or around the breasts. According to the American Cancer Society, “breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, but the good news is “at this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.”

Early Detection and Awareness can and will save lives. For more information, visit Breast Cancer Awareness

My aunt passed away from breast cancer in 2007. I visited her in the hospital a few hours before her life was taken away. She was alert, but frail and very weak. Her complexion was no longer the color of caramel with a dab of cream. Her full head of kinks and coils was nonexistent. Her contagious smile was no longer. I remember chills running down my body as I held her hand and watched as cancer only allowed her a few more breaths.

Aunt Barbara will always be my hero. I can feel the breeze from her wings and hear her angelic voice as she whispers, “I’m doing just fine.”

If a family member, friend, or even a stranger has been diagnosed or suddenly passed away with breast cancer, comment below with their name and a message or prayer.

There must be a cure for this dreadful disease. Spread Love and Awareness! We must start a “Make Love to Your Boobs” revolution. Remember the adage, Make Love, Not War … We will Make Love to our Boobs to avoid a War with Cancer.

I say this loud and proud with my middle finger in the air (and still remain a lady) … F-BOMB YOU CANCER!!!