Thursday, March 18, 2010

What to write on your Cards4Cancer card

Lots of folks want to contribute to the Cards4Cancer day but it’s hard to know what to write on the cards. Here are some ideas that I came up with. Please leave a comment with your ideas as well.

A quote. Search on the internet to find a quote that you think is cheerful and uplifting. E.g. When you face the sun, the shadows always fall behind you. – Helen Keller

A picture of your pet. Children would probably love to get a special message from Fluffy, Rover, or even Igor the Iguana. Take a cute picture of your pet and include it in your card.

Children’s drawings. If you have children or grandchildren, have them draw a picture on or in the card. A bright picture drawn by a child will hopefully put a smile on anyone’s face.

A simple message. Eg. I hope you are having a good day and that knowing someone cares brings a smile to your face.

A personal message. Eg. I know that having cancer is a challenge, because I’m also a cancer survivor. It’s a club that no one wants to join, but as ‘members’ we can support one another and take each day as it comes.

A poem. Here are 2 examples:

What is life?
Life is a gift, accept it. Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is a mystery, unfold it. Life is a game, play it.
Life is a struggle, face it. Life is beauty, praise it.
Life is a puzzle, solve it. Life is opportunity, take it.
Life is sorrowful, experience it. Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a goal, achieve it. Life is a mission, fulfill it.
Author unknown

Look to this day, for it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the realities
and truths of existence, the joy of growth,
the splendor of action, the glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory and tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well-lived makes yesterday
a memory of happiness and every tomorrow
a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day!
Sanskrit Writing

I prefer humor to serious poems, but you can find something that is meaningful to you, either funny or serious.

Just remember to keep it uplifting and non-religious. (Hey, I'd write "FUCK CANCER" on the cards, but that's probably not such a good idea...!).

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