Tuesday, October 11, 2011

10 Ways to Love...

I know many of you think that 3-Dayer's are "over the top", "pinkwashed", and even a little "crazy".  This may be a little true.  We train like mad to meet the demands of walking 60 miles, because not training, ( that would be just plain CRAZY! ) We fund raise just about any and ever where we go because raising $2,300 is no easy task, and the numbers go up the more places we want to go & walk at.  So when the day comes that we lace up our sneakers and take the first step of our 60 Mile Journey we try to bring all of our love, creativity, fun & of course bring about awareness as we walk.  Some let loose & have fun with the walk dressing in all sorts of costumes & others dress in team shirts or matching outfits.  It doesn't matter which way you decide to represent your loved ones or yourself on this walk.  The thing that matters is that you are involved.  You are not sitting on the sidelines waiting for a cure, you are out there doing everything you can to bring about a change, Now.  With all of the fun & festivities there are struggles and there is loss.  This unfortunately, is not a 24/7/365 party where you get to spend time with all of your friends "just because".  Thinking about it, how amazingly wonderful it would be if that was true.  I have met some of the most incredible people over the last two years.  With all of that being said, there is a serious side.  Right now we have friends, loved ones and people that we have met in our travels fighting for their lives.  All they want to hear is that they are in Remission or that the Cancer is gone.  Not that the cancer is spreading and that the cancer is in control.  As a pink family, when one hurts, we all hurt.  We try to lift up those that are hurting and in need, doing all we can to be there to support and help.  Sometimes, all we can do is pray.  Pray for the latest treatment to work.  Pray that the cancer shrinks or disappears, and sometimes,  just pray that if we have to let go, that we can be there for them in the way they need us to be.  No one wants to let go, no one wants to lose one more person to cancer ( no matter what kind ).  So tonight, as you get ready for bed say a prayer for all of those that are fighting.  Pray that they have the strength to make all of the difficult decisions that they are having to make.  Pray, so they know they are not alone, even in their darkest hour.  Pray tonight and give Thanks for all of the blessings in your life.  Tonight, I will Pray... Will you?  XoXo

1 comment:

  1. Malinda, this is beautiful and sadly so relevant to so many of us. Thank you.