This week's events have really made many people look at what is important in life. Those of us who have faced cancer have a new view on what is important and what is not. AND now for senseless deaths of young children, I think America needs to really ask itself, "What is important?" I know I will hug my family a bit harder and hug my little students. I am a teacher and we are discouraged to hug our students. I have broken this mantra and hugged a few 1st graders.
With Christmas around the corner, WHAT is IMPORTANT to you? Are material things the most important? When we leave the earth, these things are not important. I know, for me, relationships are important. I try to be kind and caring in my profession. ( I am a teacher.) I try to be a kind parent and wife. I try to be a good friend.
I will continue to spread the word about the dangers of melanoma. I will pray for those who have lost a loved one this week to the violence in Connecticut and or to cancer. I will pray for those who are fighting for their lives.
shortly after treatment/