December 11, 2011

Celebrate Each Day As If It Were Your Birthday


There are very few people that haven’t been touched by cancer. Whether you’re a survivor or have a family member, friend, business colleague who has battled cancer, it’s a disease that knows no age, race, gender or economic limits.

My grandmother is a 3-time cancer survivor. My father-in-law lost his battle with pancreatic cancer several years ago. My good friend (and neighbor) fights for her life as I write this. And, I have a wonderful friend whom I may not have met had she not been at home recovering from cancer treatment. We all know someone – old, young, man, woman, advanced degree, high school dropout, black, white, brown, homeless, jobless, CEO, fit, fat, skinny, tall, short. You get the picture.

In a few days, BabyGirl will turn 9. I don’t know what her future holds, nor do I know mine. I don’t suggest we live like we’re going to die. Rather, we should enjoy each day just as a child on their birthday – full of hope for the future, excited that new things are ahead of us and that things that seemed imposible a year before are now in the palms of our hands.

I leave you with this special Happy Birthday wish from Ricky Martin.

This is a sponsored for The American Cancer Society. This post reflects my views and opinions and was not reviewed or edited by a third party. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


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