Sunday, January 6, 2008

Old Friends

Remember what it is like to catch up with an old friend. How you love to remember the past and laugh about things you used to do. Well laughter can be your way to release sometimes. I challenge you to find the laughter sometimes in a very upsetting situation. Because laughter can bring you closer to your family, friends and self. Finding that inner source of pure laughter can bring a smile to your face and if it brings that to your face then guess what I am sure it will do the same for those around you.

I recently found an old friend that I had not been intouch with for about a year. It was great to hear about how well he is doing and we were able to go right into stories about when we were kids. I was laughing and smiling and that made the rest of my day feel great. I forgot about all of my stresses and was able to just remember the fun I had as a kid. So the point I am trying to make is go back sometimes in time and pull out those funny stories and remember life is a ride you just have to take it and go with it at times. But laughter can always make you feel better and guess what....It makes those around you feel better also!

1. Smile
2. Laugh
3. Take the ride

Talk to you soon,


Saturday, January 5, 2008

Positive Energy

We all know those people who are energetic and positive all the time. We ask ourselves how can I be like that. I want to be positive and feel that I have the world not that the world has me. I often hear from friends who have a member in there family that came down with cancer. They will tell me that there loved one has become very down and sometimes does not have that will to be positive. I fully understand where they are coming from, don't you. I mean you and I are not the ones that have been told we have cancer. But we are the ones who are trying to give our thoughts and prayers to those that have cancer. So in return we need to be energetic and positive. Because when you are around people who are positive it always rubs off on you. My goal for today is to not look at the negative in a situation but look to the positve and find away around the wall that has been put up. If you do hit the wall, just take a step back and find away around. Remember to talk to people and ask as many questions as you can.

These points below are things to remember each day and they might just make you feel better!

1. Positive
2. Research
3. Energy

Talk to you soon,


Thursday, January 3, 2008

You woke up today and found out your loved one has cancer. What was the first thing you thought about? Who do YOU turn to? Not only is the person that receives the news of they have cancer a heart breaker but you the family member or friend has to deal with the facts also. I am a family member who's father has cancer. He has survived for over 29 years with cancer and continues to be my hero. But what I want to do on this blog is hear from you the family member as to what you are going through. How you feel. How are you coping with the news. Do you know the facts have you done some research as to what cancer is.

There is alot for us to talk about and learn from each other as we have something in common, and it is what I like to call "the other side of cancer". The other side of cancer is you and I, the family member, the friend. Sometimes it is harder for the family to think about cancer because we want to help but we don't know what to do and we are upset. I will leave this blog today with these questions below.

1. Do you know what cancer is?
2. How does cancer make you feel?
3. Who can you talk to about cancer?

I would like to share ideas and thoughts of how we the family or friend or as I like to say "the other side of cancer" can cope with the news of cancer.

Talk to you soon,

Jared K. Shapiro