Today’s life lesson comes from a friend that I worked with at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She was an honored patient and fellow campaign manager who’d been through treatment and has been healthy for over a decade since! Her name came up in conversation today while I was trying to contribute to others’ lives by donating blood. I sat down at the Be the Match table and they of course were eager to get me to sign up. I told them I was already in the bone marrow registry from my time at LLS. Turns out the gal I was chatting with also knew Kristine.
We chatted a bit about how Kristine was also one of the great success stories in that the treatments for her blood cancer have gotten so much milder in comparison to her treatments endured just over a decade ago. She’s proof that, with dedicated individuals, progress can be made!
So from Kristine, I have borrowed this life lesson: Life is precious. Life is short. Carpe Diem!
This also was meaningful today because we lost our sweet neighbor whom we knew as “Grandma Willow.” Plus I was already planning attending a celebration of life on Saturday for someone my son’s age. So, life is precious. LIfe is short. Life gets busy, but don’t let it get in the way of those that matter so make sure you make the time to sit with people and listen a while. Carpe Diem! Share a hug!