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LiveSTRONG with a taste of yellow

October 2, 2010

Heart-shaped fried eggI’m not posting a recipe or a cooking experience today.  This is my picture as part of Winos and foodies LiveSTRONG With A Taste of Yellow event.  You might like to pop over to Barbara’s site and read her very sincere and touching account of why she’s organised this and how she’s living each day with cancer.

There are not too many things more sad or devastating than when a healthy person dies.  I’m in my late forties and, inevitably, I know cancer survivors and have known those who didn’t survive.  It’s not just the person with cancer who is brutally affected, the impact on their family is deep and lasting. So here’s a yellow heart to remind me to stop and think for a minute on this LiveSTRONG day.   I’m going to pin this up:

“You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can decide how you’re going to live now.” – Joan Baez

and when things get very hard remember this:

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.” – Helen Keller

20 Comments
  1. Anna permalink
    October 2, 2010 12:36 pm

    Lovely post, thanks Sally x

  2. Anna permalink
    October 2, 2010 12:47 pm

    I just printed off the picture, and put it on my fridge

  3. October 2, 2010 12:48 pm

    Love the picture, and you chose very touching quotes, the one from Joan Baez should be carved next to the bed and read as a mantra every morning.

  4. October 2, 2010 1:17 pm

    Thanks Anna – means a lot. Juls, I totally agree. Three cheers for life.

  5. October 2, 2010 1:31 pm

    Sally this is wonderful. Thank you so much for giving me your heart.

    I like the Joan Baez quote.

    • October 5, 2010 10:59 pm

      Barbara, this post is a tiny thing in comparison to what you are doing. I’m very glad you liked it. Take care.

  6. October 2, 2010 8:40 pm

    You are a queen of hearts Sally. Love your post, the picture and the quotes. So much meaning and so much strength! LiveStrong!!

    • October 5, 2010 10:58 pm

      What a lovely comment Deeba.

  7. Tricia Evans permalink
    October 3, 2010 10:29 am

    Hi Sally,

    I also love your photo & the quotes…great post. Tricia x

    • October 5, 2010 10:55 pm

      Cheers Tricia – it’s always inspiring to have a comment from you.

  8. October 4, 2010 8:49 am

    very cute presentation! and an extremely worthy cause indeed.

    • October 5, 2010 10:54 pm

      Thank you LimeCake. You have to remind yourself to treasure the simple things in life now and again.

  9. October 4, 2010 1:01 pm

    so lovely post and presentation!!! 😀

  10. October 5, 2010 11:40 pm

    your post are really lovely:) and with such stunning photos.

    • October 6, 2010 7:28 am

      Thank you so much for the kind comment BBKD. Popped over to your site – those pavlovas! Yum.

  11. October 6, 2010 3:41 pm

    What a wonderful post and lovely idea. The quotes are very inspirational and very true. Lovely!

    • October 6, 2010 3:49 pm

      Thanks Joudie. Mood = poignant.

  12. October 6, 2010 4:01 pm

    Love the photo and LOVE the Joan Baez quote…May just post it in front of my eyes so I can see it every day.

    And thanks for visiting BabetteFeasts.com!

    • October 6, 2010 4:30 pm

      Agree it’s one worth remembering Babette.

  13. October 15, 2010 11:45 am

    This is so touching, your post, the photograph, and Barbara’s site (which I did end up popping over to). Had I known about this earlier, I’d definitely have shown my support with something heart shaped too!

    Thanks for posting about this Sally…it takes people like Barbara and yourself to create awareness in the most creative, engaging and empathetic of ways.

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