Sunday, March 31, 2013

BE PROUD!

You are one strong, wonderful human being! Stand tall in your strength!


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Try to remember...

...let those reasons re-charge you and know that "this, too shall pass." Brighter days ahead....

Friday, March 22, 2013

Be Happy Today!

If you catch yourself feeling "glum," step out into the light and let it warm you and fill your senses with all of the goodness it emits!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HAPPY SPRING!!!



I wanted to share one of my favorite stories...the strength and beauty of the Monarch's amazing journey! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Peace to you!

Keep this affirmation close at hand today to remind yourself of it's powerful message!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Erin Go Bragh!

 
HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY TO ALL MY LITTLE LADDIES & LASSIES!!!
 
Here is my favorite Irish Proverb:
 
“May those who love us love us.And those that don't love us, May God turn their hearts. And if He doesn't turn their hearts, May he turn their ankles, So we'll know them by their limping.”
 
Have a great day today!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

HAPPY SATURDAY!

Have a wonderful weekend and share your sparkle with everyone you meet!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Great Words of Advice -

All along this journey, I have been so blessed.  My friends have always been there for me.  My doctors, nurses and countless medical support staff.  As you know, having cancer sucks.  It can be scary at times.  You may feel alone. Unwanted.  Ugly.  Worried. 
One of the most valuable things that I have been given over the past few years is this - deep down,
PEOPLE ARE GOOD!
It never ceases to amaze me how often I felt the love from my friends and support from the medical community.  They know how important it is to be compassionate when they need to be.  Complete strangers turned into friends. I've become friends with others because of this blog. Or from a conversation we shared in a waiting room of a cancer center.  Or a hug from a doctor or nurse. A smile or a few kind words from a stranger who may have noticed your own inner beauty that you forgot you had.  People ARE good!
That is why I always try to spread the love wherever I go.  So many of us are hug-deficient and just the touch of our hand on theirs may be all it takes to make them feel special.
Try to be open and look for others who may need their spirits lifted up. That is what this life is all about - helping others!
 
Have a great day, Beloveds!
 
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

GREAT NEWS!

During the five day promotional period on Kindle, 179 books were downloaded! I am ecstatic! Please send the link to others ... thanks sooooo much!  XOXOXO
 

Your Path -

Have a great day and re-focus if need be...the love is there....

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Storm WIll Pass...


...and once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure the storm is really over. But one... thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in...~ Haruki Murakami
 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Today is the last day to download my book for F-R-E-E!

http://www.amazon.com/Living-La-Vida-Lymphoma-ebook/dp/B00BLLDK7W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362136099&sr=8-1&keywords=living+la+vida+lymphoma


The offer ends at midnight! Please pass this on to others who you feel would benefit from reading my book...all I ask in return is to please leave a book review on Amazon.com when you are finished!

Love yas....
Jodi

Why?

Probably one of the first questions that will come to mind after hearing your diagnosis is - WHY?  After the intial shock wears off, and you've had some time to think things out, you will come to know that it isn't what you ate, what you did or didn't do, it was out of your hands and you won the "cancer lottery."  When you find yourself thinking there will never be an end to the pain and suffering, if you are willing to go with the flow and believe that things will get better, they eventually will.  It is a matter of trusting life....
 
Life will resolve itself. Let the moment play itself out. Life knows what It has in mind. Trust Life. It is on your side.~Neal Donald Walsch
 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Friendship -

Know any Debbie Downers or Sour-Puss Sams?  You know who I am talking about ... those people who are always "down-on-their-luck" and wanting to suck you right along with them?  UH-HUH!  You may wake up with that can-do attitude of yours and then whenever one of them enters your personal space, you can feel the temperature drop.  The whole vibe in the room seems to get vacuumed up into a dark abyss, and if you're not careful, you can fall victim to their prey.
It's as if they demand the attention of anyone who will listen to their daily dilemmas, and it is enough to drive you crazy.

They think the world revolves around them and that if they are miserable, then by golly, everyone else should be as well.

They can go on for hours at a time and still not ask how YOU are doing. They don't care.  They only want to hear themselves talk.

You may try to turn the conversation around into a more positive one - offering suggestions or help for them to correct their "terrible lives."  Nothing works.

But, more often than not, these types of people are never going to "get it."  They choose to live on a "cra-cra hamster wheel" that just keeps on rolling along on a vicious cycle. 

They'll suck the life right out of you if you allow them to.  It is sad to say, but the best advice that I can offer to you is this - greet them with love and tell them to "have a great day" and move on.  Maybe they will get the hint after a while and begin to see the light.  If not, then you have to decide if these are the types of "friends" that you want to surround yourself with.  It becomes a one-sided relationship, with you always offering advice and them not taking it.  You end up becoming an enabler, trying to patch things up for them while they continue to drain you both emotionally and physically.  We wage our own daily battles with our bodies, so this is counter-productive towards our healing.

Life is too short for drama.  Let it go and find some REAL friends - friendship is a loving partnership and I am the luckiest girl-in-the-world to have all of mine!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

It's Up To You...


I saw this picture and it sparked a memory from my childhood - do you remember making these? We called them "fortune tellers!"
Kids would ask a question in their mind or out loud and then the person holding it would say, "What color?" or "What number?" You'd respond and then again, "What color?" or "What number?" They'd flip open the one you chose and give you the answer. (Usually it was based on "yes" or "no" questions like, "Will I pass my math test?" or "Will I marry David Cassidy?" (in MY case! HAHAHA!) It was the paper version of the Magic 8 Ball!
 
Although we may not be able to predict the future, we can choose how to live. Think back to your childhood ... reflect on the good times and try to find your inner child whenever you are feeling down.  Have a great day!
 

Friday, March 1, 2013

It's Funny Dog Friday!



You know me and Dawgs! Take a moment to have a few laughs and then make it a Fabulous Friday, Dahlings!  The love is there.....