Article by Make The Days Count Contributor Judy Mosley

 

The alarm goes off. Quickly, you slam the snooze just praying for five more minutes. And, you get them but feel even worse after the alarm rings again. You get up, already feeling the dread seeping in. It’s not waking up that’s the problem, it’s facing whatever it is that makes you feel “just not right.”

 

So, what is it? Your relationships? The pain in your body? The boss that dries up your heart the moment you walk in the door? Is it the daycare that you just don’t feel right about or those five pounds you were going to lose? Maybe, it’s your finances? Whatever it is, you just wish the feeling would go away. You try everything to make it disappear. You explain away your fears, making excuses for things that just “aren’t right.” Or, you just ignore them.

 

And there lies the challenge! None of us can ignore what’s going on around us and to us. Everything that comes into your life has come for a purpose. Even the feelings that you just can’t shake, no matter what you do to be rid of them. You have been given a gift and these gifts can change the course of your life. It all depends on what you do with them.

 

It’s time for each of us to pay attention to our lives No more rationalizing, making excuses, or ignoring the problem. Read More »

Posted on 15 November, 2008 in Balance, Career, Finance & Family, Fitness & Health, Helping Others, Spirituality
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Article by Make The Days Count Contributor Tamara Belinc 

Donna Hill and her brother, Randy Jenkins, have always shared a special bond, but now they share even more than that — stem cells.

 

Donna volunteered to be a stem cell donor after Randy was diagnosed with a type of cancer called multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma, a progressive disease of the blood, is a cancer of the plasma cells, an important part of the immune system that produces antibodies to help fight infection and disease. Cells destined to become immune cells, like all blood cells, arise in the marrow from stem cells.

 

Randy was diagnosed after complaining of pain in his shoulder. His only other symptom was a nosebleed, but Donna said he didn’t think much about it. “He was going in to have surgery for a torn rotator cuff,” Donna said, “but blood tests showed he had cancer. They told him there was no cure, and he had only three days to live. We were devastated.” Read More »

Posted on 14 November, 2008 in Finance & Family, Gratitude, Helping Others, Inspirational Stories
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