Inspiration

Cheryl’s Adventure - Silver linings
By Cheryl Copeland

When speaking of cancer, there are simply no wonderful words to share.  Cancer is a terrible disease and, sadly, affects millions of people.  Doctor appointments, insurance bills, medical tests, surgeries, prescriptions, chemotherapy, and radiation are just a few of the inconveniences that become a part of one’s daily routine when battling cancer.  My family had to make major adjustments to include these aspects into our family’s schedule.  Some days were clearly more difficult than others.  Just as a terrible storm can bring about the most beautiful rainbows – we chose to search for silver linings wherever we could during my ten months of treatments.  

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Cheryl’s Adventure - It’s showtime!
By Cheryl Copeland

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve dreamed of performing on stage! Growing up I was able to act in a few plays, sing with my middle school chorus, and dance for my high school Drill Team.  Ever since then my stage career has been limited to random nights of karaoke and living out my dream in our school’s talent show! 

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Cheryl’s Adventure - Attitude of gratitude
By Cheryl Copeland

3..2..1..Happy New Year!  2012 is officially here!  With each New Year comes a myriad of resolutions designed to make the New Year better than all the rest.  Good habits will be created, bad habits will be destroyed.  Personal and financial goals will be set as others aim to improve health and lifestyle.  With every great intention of keeping resolutions, it seems that so many of them fall by the wayside before the first month has even come to pass.  This year I plan to apply the same philosophy to my resolutions and goals that my family implemented during my battle with breast cancer: an Attitude of Gratitude! 

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Christmas is coming!  It’s my absolute favorite time of the year!  But first, hold that seasonal thought - I need to share something with you.  Most of you know I’m fighting breast cancer.  But it’s not about the cancer, it’s about change.

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Children’s words are often charming, especially when spoken directly from the heart.  While some phrases or comments are meant to be nothing but sweet and innocent, we sometimes rule them to be a bit blunt and horribly honest. 

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