29 Jun


I’ve been thinking about this topic for awhile. I had cancer and tried to stay positive throughout the battle against the disease, my body,and my attitude. I admit it got tougher each time the cancer came back. People called me strong, courageous, etc., but in my mind I did what I had to do because I didn’t really have a choice in the matter. What is real strength? To me, it takes strength to keep your mouth shut when what you say could be hurtful, it takes strength to tell people you’re sorry, to swallow your pride and forgive, and even more strength and courage to tell someone you love them. All of these are instances where you lay your heart on the line whether the feelings are reciprocated or not, all can be overwhelming for the recipient and all can be life changing for both. This is the human condition. We are made for relationships. Words are powerful and this kind of strength can take some practice. Life is short, start now.

Today I wear Tom Ford lipstick in Casablanca. These lipsticks are ultra luxurious (expensive too). This is a gorgeous pinky brown color that’s both moisturizing and full of color. I chose it because I bought it in Paris and the movie was full of words unspoken….today’s the day. Here’s looking at you kid…..


4 Responses to “Strength”

  1. Jo June 30, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    I do agree that strength is shown and lack of it shown also, in relationships. Putting yourself out there to be hurt or accepted is a test of personal emotional strength. BUT going through cancer treatments is also a gigantic feat of strength. You say you had to, I say you chose to. You could also have chosen to die. Some do. Some people actually choose to die. They can’t face the treatment options with all the side affects and so choose to live while they can and go without treatment. I believe both require strength. It takes strength to choose your own destiny.
    You did that and you now try to help others through their own situations. That is also strength.
    I admire you for that and so much more.

    • Anna July 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

      Thanks Jo, you are amazing

  2. angelaparsonmyers July 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    I think perhaps you underestimate your own strength. And that lipstick sounds wonderful. I love the pinky browns as long as they aren’t TOO brown. They look so much better than the brights against my pale skin.

    • Anna July 13, 2012 at 11:20 am #

      Thanks Angela! I can’t do too brown either because my skin color is brown….washes me out!

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