Reflecting on the history of this blog, it all started in 2011 after publishing the first book (When Your Teacher Has Cancer). I began writing this blog to inspire others with the power of hope. My intent has always been to bring you heart-felt stories, useful information, and timely resources for life’s difficult journeys — namely cancer, Alzheimer’s, and military deployment.
Along the way, I have gained some and lost some; such is the way with followers of anything on line these days. I completely understand that people’s needs and wants change over time. Still, that occasional “unsubscribe” brings me to ask you a few questions.
After writing hundreds of inspirational posts, helpful tips, and heart-vested stories, I would appreciate knowing what has really mattered to you. Making your way through these difficult journeys is — just that, difficult. I consider it a privilege to write and speak about what I have learned through your sharing with me, as well as what I have personally experienced in these journeys.
So as we begin 2019, I want to take time to welcome you back! I want this to be an uplifting place, to enjoy with your morning coffee or tea for a good read and a dose of hope! I have three quick questions, and your feedback on any or all of these will be a blessing back to me.
- Have you journeyed through cancer, Alzheimer’s (or another type of dementia), or military deployment? If you’ve loved someone through it or gone through it personally, the answer is Yes.
- What matters most to you here — The inspirational stories, topical information, or helpful resources … or all three?
- Is there something else you’re looking for? Other topics, different resources, or something brand new that I have yet to offer?
Thank you for taking time to give feedback! Your voice matters to me!
Hope Matters is a local veteran-driven 501c3 with a triple-focused mission to magnify hope in the difficult journeys of cancers, Alzheimer’s, and military deployment. All programs provide artistic coping tools at no cost to participants — as gifts from the heart should be. Please visit our non-profit WEBSITE to learn more about our mission, events, etc.