Posted in accomplishments, Amazing, baby, cancer, charitable organizations, charity, chemo, children, comfort, commitment, compassion, disease, family, finances, gifts, giving, health, Heart, Heart to heart, help, hospital, hospitals, illness, Impact, kids, making money, medical, medicine, mental and physical health, MONEY, responsibility, sickness, stress, support, Teamwork, trauma, well-being, tagged auction, baby bag, baby chickens, bid, camcer treatments, cancer, cancer support, charity, childhood cancer, childs wooden rocking chair, donations, fabric purse, Facebook, family, financial hardships, fundraising, handsewn purse, hardship, hospital, hospital gown, medical, non- profit organization, sock monkey, stress, swaddling blanket, Team Keegan, tote bag on March 7, 2012|
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It has come to my attention that people will often find themselves doing amazing things after finding themselves in challenging situations. Take for instance this family i know. Their son Keegan had cancer…and life got pretty challenging not only for Keegan but for his whole family. Keegan lives with his parents and he has a younger sibling and an older sibling. Living in a rural area means that when you have cancer treatments you often have to do a lot of traveling to and from bigger cities that have the facilities that you can not necessarily get in your own small town. This not only puts a financial hardship on families but it also creates many opportunities for separation of family members. It is difficult to be able to work a job or two, balance the physical and emotional needs of all the family members and still find the extra energy to take care of yourself. Those are issues this family understands, the stress of it all, as they have been through it themselves.
This particular family has gotten through all of that and they decided, as a family, to give back to others going through similar situations. They were blessed over and over again by friends, family members and even total strangers during all of the trials they faced while going through testing and treatments. They have decided to form a non profit to help others. To get the non profit status, they must raise funds to file all of the necessary paperwork with the state and federal government.
This week they are doing an online auction on their Facebook page Team Keegan If you believe in doing good things, in taking a challenge and using it to bless others…won’t you visit their page and bid on some of their donated items? I believe there are wonderful items such as: a child’s wooden rocking horse, a picture hand-created by Keegan, a sock monkey in a hospital robe, baby chickens, a hand-sewn American made fabric purse, a tote bag with a swaddling blanket and burp rag and a photo package from a local photographer. This is a fundraiser…and they are planning on doing good things to bless other children and their families facing medical challenges.
If you have ever known someone who has faced cancer then you know just how important support can be. Please help this family achieve their dream of becoming a non-profit organization who reaches out to others in need. Thanks for being willing to read this far. Now won’t you go visit their page at Team Keegan ?
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Posted in abuse, attitude, baby boomers, career, children, commitment, culture, economy, Education, emotions, expectations, Faith, family, finances, Frustration, Impact, law enforcement, life, making money, MONEY, observations, power, responsibility, service, stress, Time, work, tagged baby boomers, conflict, dibs, Education, employees, employer, job, management, schedules, scheduling work, service, stress, Time, work, workers agreement on January 15, 2011|
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It appears that some employers are of the mind that, because of the economy, employees should be so grateful to have a job; that they must do whatever it takes to not only get a job, but to keep it. Some employers are now requiring employees, or even potential employees, to sign an agreement that they are willing to work 24/7; meaning that if and when an employee is needed they must be willing to come in to work; no matter what time of the day, or even what day of the week it is that they work.
It is my understanding that there is nothing against the law about this agreement. If an employee doesn’t willingly agree to this…they may not be hired; or if they’ve already been hired and refuse to sign this agreement, they can be fired or scheduled for work so little, that an employee is compelled to start looking for a new job.
I don’t know about you, but this doesn’t sit right with me. If you would like to finish reading click here: Writewhereyouare
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Posted in attitude, comfort, communication, compassion, depression, domestic violence, emotions, encouragement, family, Fear, friendship, Frustration, Heart, help, hopes, Impact, inspiration, life, loneliness, loss, love, mental and physical health, news, observations, of connections, Opportunities, pain and misery, relationships, tagged attention, attitude, caring, comfort, communication, compassion, emotion, help, hurting, love, mental health, news, pain, relationships, reports, sensitivity, stress, struggles, Time, well-being, world on March 7, 2009|
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Have you ever talked with someone, in person or on the phone, and FELT the pain that they were going through? Staying connected to those around us demands an attitude of awareness and compassion. Having a relationship with others, that goes beyond the surface, requires time, attention, and sensitivity. Are you able to feel someone else’s pain?
Communicating comfort, love and caring towards others is easy. All you have to do is reach out to them, for them to feel that love and caring. Will they talk about their pain; it depends on whether they are ready or not. Some people internalize what they are going through…they can’t share it until they have processed what they are struggling with. Others unload their challenges at the drop of a hat.
The key to staying connected and being helpful to another person; is knowing that person well enough to know how they handle painful situations. If they need someone to talk to when dealing with difficulties, try to be there for them. If they need time to process what they are going through…make sure they know they can call on you when they are ready to talk it out.
Lately, it seems like there are too many news reports of people who have broken under stress or pain and have become desperate…hurting themselves or someone else that they professed to love. It doesn’t have to be that way. If everyone tried to be more aware of those around them…this world would be a better place. Do you know someone who is hurting; or, is it you who is going through a hard time?
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Posted in cancer, denial, family, health, Impact, life, media, mental and physical health, MONEY, news, politics, relationships, Remembering, stress, support, tagged affair, baby, campaign, cancer, deny, Elisabeth Edwards, family values, filmmaker, hush money, integrity, investigation, John Edwards, judgement, liar, lied, marriage, media, National Enquirer, pants on fire, paternity, politics, President, qualification, relationship, Rielle Hunter, stress, support, United States, wife on August 8, 2008|
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Breaking news today that John Edwards is admitting that he lied all through his Presidential campaign when he said, over and over again, that he did not have an affair with a young woman, Rielle Hunter, a filmmaker when the National Enquirer first accused him in October. She has since had a female baby that he denies is his child; but, there supposedly has been no paternity testing to prove or deny that claim. Another man has said that he is the father of the child; a man by the name of, Andrew Young. He was a former campaign aide. The child was born in February of this year…the affair began in 2006…but he doesn’t say for sure when it ended…just that the affair ended too soon for the child to be his.
John Edwards’ wife Elisabeth has fought and battled cancer for years…she was in remission…however, she has now been diagnosed with a form of cancer that is incurable. I remember an interview, that she did at the time that it was announced she had incurable cancer…and i thought…how strong she was…how composed. Now to think that she had to also deal with the knowledge of her husband’s affair during that time…just makes me realize how much stronger she was, than anyone knew. It also makes me wonder how he thought he would be able to support his wife during her battle, run for President, all the while knowing that this affair could harm his family and come out in the press. How was Elisabeth able to handle the difficulty of the disease as well as the emotional trauma of the affair?
It was said that as recently as two weeks ago, he was still denying an affair with this woman…and yet, a month ago he had a meeting with her; an now he admits the affair.
That can only mean one thing in my mind; somewhere, someone has proof that can’t be denied. There will be an investigation, i am sure, about whether she was paid hush money as she denied the affair at one point as well. If it can be proven that he paid her money to keep it quiet…there will be an even bigger news story here. (more…)
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