Value Life

LifeGives-3-BA little bit before Thanksgiving one of my husband’s good childhood friends got diagnosed with stage 4 Neroendocrine Cancer. When we first heard about it he decided to have a big beef and beer fundraiser to help him financially. So we did! We sold tickets, had people and business donate raffle baskets and we were able to gather everyone on January 5th, the first weekend after the holidays.

By then our friend’s condition had worsen, the cancer had spread… While 250 of his friends, colleagues, and part of his family was partying to gather money for his treatments he passed away… 32 years old.

One of his friends actually came up to me in the middle of the party and said “it feels like he is here with us”… little did we know that he was in fact with us then, in spirit. We all got the news later that night and as hurtful as it was I guess he picked the right day to go… while we were all there.

I never got a chance to really get to know him but through all the people I learned that he was an amazing person. “An Angel on Earth”… But most important thanks to him and everything that went down I met so many wonderful people. People I would never had met otherwise.. People I now call my friends!

Life is so, so fragile. Life can change any minute so we must LOVE while we can.

I found this quote when I was surfing the net one day and decided to make a piece to hang in our house to honor our friend and remind us of what really matters in life. After doing so I decided to list it for sale as well.. The quote is from Winston Churchill.

“We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give” 

LifeGivesFive different color combinations available.
Get it here for $20 – Give Life Print by Candie Ink

Advertisements

Christmas crazy

meDo you also feel like time is just being sucked into a hole and you didn’t get to use it before it went? I feel like I am just a spectator of it at the moment. I can’t even get a whiff of it. Time that is…

Still trying to get the Christmas shopping together but it is a slow process. On top of it I have to get stuff that will fit in a USPS “if it fits it ships” box or no one will enjoy them anyway. All my gifts are leaving the country and heading to Sweden where my family is. Well no one will get anything unless I find stuff.. Damn it! I knew I should have started in August!

I am currently absorbed in tasks that have nothing to do with Christmas. Planning a beef and beer fundraising event to help a friend who just got diagnosed with neropancreatic and lung cancer… Hopefully we can get enough money to make a difference. If you care to donate or help out just go here: Stand up 4 Kevin

On Saturday it is wedding time. Another friend is getting married! She is like my American sister in fact. Her parents really took me in when I moved here. So to stay on budget for the wedding I was first going to rent a dress from RentTheRunway instead of buying one I would probably only wear once. But then I decided to go even cheaper and is now MAKING a dress instead. Stupid decision since I really do NOT have time for such a thing… But that is me. Planning is EASY – sticking to the plan is another story! And ideas come and go… they seem great in the beginning… Me in a nutshell

So in the midst of thingsBruno4, I am still trying to work my regular job, learn applied Kinesiology and muscle testing, keep up with my Etsy orders, teach dance once a week, be a wife, a dog owner, eat, sleep and exercise.. I honestly feel I don’t have the energy to give each task my fullest attention and I hate it! But at least I never have to be bored 🙂 Life is good after all!! 😀

How are you all doing? Are you going Christmas crazy too??

Donate a little. Give a lot.

When I originally started the previous post I was going to write something completely different but my emotions took over…
What I wanted to say is that this month of October I have decided to donate to causes that are a lot smaller and closer to heart. I am not donating to Cancer research, than my own… but I can help someone who have lost their mother to the disease and that is what I am doing. I am donating:

Go to Courage for Kristi to help raise money for her three children’s college found. The store is getting filled up by donated hand made items from around the world of Etsy.

Do you know what was known in 1931?

As we step into the month of October the world turns PINK. It is Breast Cancer awareness month… Many of us get to remember those we have lost to the horrible disease and others have a chance to be thankful because they are or know one of the survivors.

Today, when I am more aware of the world around us, the food we eat, and how it gets produced makes me wonder if the big Cancer foundations getting millions of dollars every year to research really are hitting the nail on the head? I don’t know the answer to this so I am by no means looking down on them, but I have to ask, that is simply in my nature.

Are these big foundations really looking at the start of our health? Do they look at the ground we are getting ALL of our food from? Is the ground nutritious enough, both for the animal’s grass and for the fruits and vegetables we eat? Do the animals eat the nutritious rich grass so their meat is nutritious? Isn’t it there it starts? With natural, nutritious food to give life to our bodies and souls?

Isn’t it so that, as a society in whole, we are eating further and further away from nature? Colorful boxes, zero fat, high fructose corn syrup, etc, etc.. and when we do eat what we feel is healthy and natural we don’t realize that additives, chemicals, heat processes, and toxins have been added to the mix; completely depriving the product of the nutrients or made it completely un-digestable (if that’s a word) for our systems? Added vitamins and minerals gets added to make a product look healthier without mentioning that the body cannot digest synthetic hormones without stealing the ‘missing parts’ from somewhere else in the body… and with repetition of this synthetic nutrition the body will instead be deprived than nourished.

As the 1931 Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, Otto Warburg, wrote:

“There is no disease whose prime cause is better known than cancer, it is the replacement of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar. How long prevention will be avoided depends on how long the prophets of agnosticism will succeed in inhibiting the application of scientific knowledge in the cancer field. In the meantime millions must die of cancer unnecessarily...” (Taken from the documentary: Sweet Suicide)

If this is true, and I believe it is, why are we walking a straight death via cancer with the food industry being the way it is today? Sugar is in almost EVERY product out there. Off course the answer is money… but really… is that all that matters? When you get down to the personal levels.. do we rather have wealth than health?