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Touch A Heart

 

Hello friends, let’s show Melody we care and send her cards of hope on her healing journey.

Here’s Melody’s story :

Can you send my step-mom a get-well card/letter?

In December 2012, at the age of 40, my step-mom (Melody) was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. After surgery and chemotherapy, she was in remission. In November 2013, doctors found two new spots of cancer and she began radiation. 2 weeks ago, the doctors told us her cancer has spread with new spots on the liver and small intestine. She has begun chemotherapy again and we are taking things one day at a time.

Since Thanksgiving, I have been collecting get-well cards for her. Melody loves greeting cards! It has been very powerful knowing that many people all over the country (and world!) are praying and thinking of her! She opens a few each day and I cannot put into words how much the cards allow her to “forget” her pain for those few moments and just smile.

Will you also send Melody a card?

Any cards can be mailed to:
Melody R
PO Box 697
Portage, MI 49081

If you want to follow Melody’s journey or view some of the cards she has already received:https://www.facebook.com/Melodyscarddrive

Feel free to share her page and/or share this message so that the drive can continue!

THANK YOU,
Jynell

 

Pay It Forward.

It doesn’t need to be much. Just hold open a door for another. Smile at or acknowledge a stranger. It’s easy to push along someone else’s shopping cart with yours back to the corral. Or, take a moment to give call just to say hello. It’s not hard at all, these random acts of kindness, eh?

And, the next time someone picks up the pen that rolled off your desk, or pays a you a compliment, go ahead – happily accept it and pay it forward. Small gestures really do make a big difference.

Best In Show

“What do I know about judging a dog show” I thought to myself when I got the call from the Canton Public Library.  But, hey. I know that I love dogs and have, after all, seen “Best In Show.” So there I was, agreeing to be a judge. But then I began wondering, who were the other judges? What did I need to bone up on? What criteria would I need to know? Would I find it hard to vote on only one and not the others. I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Here’s something to chew on.

Funny thing is, when the dogs got up in the “ring” for the most part they all got stage fright. Kinda like me, not exactly sure what to do, but eventually got it.

Buddy, a leader dog pup in training was there and he’s just like the rest of us. Learning step by step. And, Poncho the 11 year old police dog getting ready to retire had to start somewhere, too. These guys weren’t there to win anything – just to show us how to help and be of service in some sort of way.

So, I guess don’t be afraid to try something new or to reach out and help. We don’t always need to win. We don’t have to change the world. It’s the little things that make a big difference. Take one step in doing something you’ve been thinking about. Give a call to someone who would love to hear your voice. Drop some change into the Humane Society bucket. Give an old blanket or towels to a local shelter to help keep the animals warm. Just do the best you can with what you’ve got.

I didn’t know what to expect going in as a judge, but it turns out it wasn’t about what I knew, but rather what I learned.