"Your response is your responsibility..."
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
How we respond to events, words or situations speaks volumes. We can have just about anything thrown at us, and how we respond is up to us....not those hurling the words, the co-worker who is making work unbearable, a family member who is pushing the limit OR the diagnosis that is presented to you.
Sharon R. was diagnosed with Breast Cancer after it was miraculously found on an annual mammogram. She, as most, felt shock and disbelief, as their was no family history or predisposition for cancer. Surrounded by her supportive family, she moved on, taking but a moment to let the cancer sink in. A little fire-ball of energy, she was brought to tears when her two grown sons and her grandson all shaved their heads in partnership and support of her! From the sounds of it... she hasn't let cancer, chemo or radiation slow her down much! "I haven't been sick at all...maybe a little tired. I feel fine!" Staying busy, being involved and adopting that positive attitude have probably made all the difference for this woman. As she shares, "Your response, is YOUR responsibility. I can choose HOW I let something affect me, not the other way around." She mentors young women through Jr. League of Lansing and her church.... what a positive, powerful, Bold and Beautiful woman they see!
What response will you have today to a situation, word or thought? Will it be positive or negative? Will you take a negative and turn it into a positive? What kind of message are we sending out in our actions? Are we 'shaving our heads' to support a friend in need? Remember your response speaks volumes!
Labels: #bebold, bald woman, bald women, Be Bold Feel Beautiful, breast cancer, breast cancer awareness, Non-profit, Terri Shaver, The Oldham Project
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