Spark of Hope #46 – There is nothing funny about cancer, Alzheimer’s disease or deployment to war. People often ask me “isn’t it depressing to write about those things?” That’s a half-blind question. They don’t see that having to go through something awful doesn’t mean you have to live awful. There’s a whimsical side to everything in life—even in stage 4 cancer, late stage Alzheimer’s, and 12-month deployments. Without humor, those journeys would be completely unbearable. A friend of mine showed the world just what it means to plug humor inside the battle with stage 4 metastasized breast cancer. She declared her home a cancer-free zone: “No talking about cancer for a week!” Whoever forgot faced a humorous consequence. The picture below tells the rest of the story. In Taira’s family Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday—even inside cancer!
Taira Baughman was 1st in her family to break out of the cancer-free zone…Oops!
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Hope is like a spark; if conditions are right, it can spread like wildfire. Hope feeds the soul, ignites passion and inspires others. Tucked inside each of us is a child that says: Never forget to dream, play and imagine. HOPE is the extraordinary spark that says Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday.