First the Photo: This fountain is in a large city on the east coast.. Do you know where it was taken? Notice the water in the fountain is dyed pink. Can you guess why? For a hint look at the color of the trees in the background. What month do you think we took this picture? Does that help you know why it is pink?
Second the Question: October is breast cancer awareness month. All over America we celebrate the people who have battled this disease. These people are heroes. Not because they got cancer, but because of the way they choice to fight it. Do you know anyone in your life who has been touched by breast cancer? Or any kind of cancer? It is a life changing event to battle an illness of any kind. Have you ever been to a hospital? Had a surgery? How did you feel when you were sick? This is the time when you need courage and support. Those two things are the most important medicine in the world.
Third Next Steps: How can we help share our support for people struggling with an illness? There are simple ways to show people that we are thinking of them as they battle to overcome the challenges of a disease. Stories of support are everywhere look for ideas on line or at the library. You can do outdoor work for someone who is home bound with an illness, or help with indoor chores. There are stories of groups who shave their heads to show their support of someone who is losing their hair to chemo. Simple things like bringing a home cooked meal to someone or offering to help take their kids out for a day of fun. Or even just listening to them talk about their battle. Celebrate the strength that they have to deal with these trials. Show them how much you honor their courage. Heroes come in all ages, shapes and sizes. Help someone walk their road and find the hero inside of you!