Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Feeling Even Luckier

     If you ever want to feel really lucky. take a minute and read some of the stories on Post Pals.  This is a site, based in the UK, on which you can become a pen pal or simply send a note or gift to a very sick child.  Tonight I read the story of a 9 year old boy named Adam who has been fighting a rare, but devastating form of cancer for several years.  The details of his story are written by his mother, and it's simply hard to imagine how this boy and his family have managed to deal with the stresses, hardships, challenges, and heartaches that the disease has wrought.  Tonight I sent Adam a personal note letting him know he had a friend and supporter in NJ.  
     I can't even fathom how hard it must be for Adam and his family.  I marvel at the inner strength some people seem to be able to muster when faced with such daunting health issues.  I'm sure they have many moments when they just want to give up.  And yet somehow they persevere and keep going at it.  Hopefully knowing that people, even strangers, are thinking about them and rooting for them can make a small difference.

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