A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Little Pink Bracelet

We had a wonderful afternoon with friends, yesterday. Nancy and Ralph have been my best friends for years. They had something to do with bringing Joe and I together. Something that I will never forget. Nancy and I always exchanged birthday and Christmas gifts... in the past, but we decided to stop exchanging a couple of years ago. I recently found a little angel with the Serenity Prayer on it...so I bought her an unbirthday gift. I was surprised when she handed me a bag containing a wonderful cookbook...an unbirthday gift too. In the bottom of the bag was a little pink stretchy bracelet. Nancy and Ralph's daughter-in-law, Ann, has been going through cancer treatment. Nancy said they have been wearing the bracelets in support of Ann. I promptly put it on and will think of Ann everytime I look at it. There are bracelets of all colors...for different causes. Don't you always notice them and wonder what they represent? I think that they cause us to pause for a moment and wonder in the midst of our busy lives. Maybe we say a little prayer or maybe it reminds us that life is short and we should really enjoy each day. Maybe it tells us to be more kind and thoughtful. No matter what we think, when we see someone wearing one...it is a simple thing to do to say we care. Ann is doing well with the treatment she and her husband have chosen for her. Progress is celebrated with each good report. When I put the pink bracelet on, I said a little prayer that she would be all right.
Balisha

7 comments:

Pat said...

I like the giving of the unbirthday presents. Too neat.

My mom is a breast cancer survivor and I have a friend going through a second round of treatment for breast cancer. She's had a rough time but she keeps on going. The human spirit is so fragile yet so strong.

Prayers of healing for your friend Ann.

Hugs

One Woman's Journey said...

Your friend will be remembered in prayer. I love the idea of the special gift. Have a good rest of the weekend.

Zoey said...

How sweet that you both thought of unbirthday gifts!

Prayers and positive thoughts go out to Ann.

Margie's Musings said...

I agree. It reminds us of the need all around us.

Racquel said...

Glad she is doing well so far with the treatment. My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor.

Balisha said...

My friend, Nancy, is a caregiver. Her husband has Parkinson's disease. Their lives have changed so much, yet they just take what life deals them with grace. I think there should be a special bracelet for caregivers.
Balisha

coolwaterworks said...

It is said that the best gifts are those that are unexpected and given at an unexpected time... :)

I wish healing for your friend Balisha...

And yes, there should be a special bracelet for caregivers... :D