Truth 3: Be Courageous

I know this title seems similar to my last video, Truth 2: Be Brave, but there really is a difference.

I think of bravery is doing something in the moment that is necessary.

I think of courage as the building of character that gives a person the wherewithal to do what’s right or needed not only now, but for the long haul.

My darling friend Jill exemplifies both, and this video is dedicated to her and her amazing courage in telling breast cancer to go fuck itself. You’ll love her after you hear about her. I know I love her.

Now, for some reason, I saved the video at a lower resolution so it would load faster, and now it has a huge black frame around it. NO CLUE. And I’m good with technology, but I’m baffled with this. Also, what a hideous freezy-face! Really?? THAT face??

Click here to check out her awesome Switch Purses!

Make sure to check her site again in a few weeks.

She’s in the middle of non-stop production. 🙂

Here is the beautiful Jill and a peek into her life. She’s just amazing!

Jill and part of her amazing support system. A very handsome part!

Jill and her wonderful friends at the 2017 Race for the Cure.

This is going to be similar to my Switch Purse! FURRY!!! Woo hoo! And isn’t she just as beautiful with short hair?! Love her strength. It inspires me.


Thank you, Jill, for being our inspiration.

You are my hero and so many people have happier lives because of YOU.

Much love!

Need your help and prayers

Michelle and her hubby

Hi everyone.

I found out a few days ago that a beautiful, lovely girl that I’ve known for almost 40 years has colon cancer. She also has a condition that is causing her spinal damage and is in danger of being paralyzed. Add to that she has a rare disease called Still’s Disease. On top of all of that, she has no health insurance because she’s been trying to make a go of being an entrepreneur so that she can take care of her family. Because of her pre-existing conditions she was unable to get her own insurance. With all of this going on, she is still the most loving, kind, precious, positive person you’d ever meet.

She has a wonderful husband and a precocious young son who loves to draw and often paints pictures for her.

Michelle’s son, Ryan

A donation fund was started for her on Facebook. You certainly don’t need to donate to someone who is a perfect stranger to you, but if you could send her prayers, we’d be very grateful.

If you do have $5 or whatever to help her out, that too would be great.

Here’s the link to the FB site: Facebook

If you aren’t a FB person, here’s the link to the PayPal donation site: PayPal (Big thanks to Zenandtheartofborderlinemaintenance for pointing out to me that not everyone uses Facebook. I’m a little sleepy… 🙂 )

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. She’s one of those people that glows with love from the inside and it breaks my heart to know she is in so much pain and so very sick.  Thanks also for any prayers you can send.



Kicking Ovarian Cancer’s Ass

My life is filled with so many blessings from God and this is at the top of my list right now. My aunt, when she was 30, was at home in Baltimore and her breast exploded. It turned out she had end-stage breast cancer and the doctors had no hope of her ever recovering. Well, she taught them all that she wasn’t ready to die yet and with much prayer and strength she went into remission for 32 years. What an incredible miracle.

About 3 months ago she found out she had ovarian cancer that had spread into her stomach and other areas. The doctors had no hope, yet again. The cancer was so advanced and the tumors so profound that when she went into surgery for a full hysterectomy that they, literally, could not even cut through her to get to her uterus, etc…and had to terminate the surgery. We, her family, were devastated. My aunt is a wonderful woman who’s been through more trauma in her life then I can even begin to fathom and to have this come up on her so fast and to have an expectation that she would die any day was just too much to bear for all of us.

She was unable to eat, barely able to walk, and physically declining every day. But, being the trooper that she is, she decided to go ahead with chemo and now, 3 months later, her doctors are simply astonished by her improvement. It is another miracle. After 3 chemo treatments her tumors have responded so well that after her next treatment they are going to go in and re-attempt the hysterectomy. Once they remove her internal girl-parts, they’re going to finish the last few treatments and expect that she could go into full remission.

It’s simply incredible. We spent the 2 weeks after we found out about the cancer calling funeral homes and cemeteries in order to be best prepared for her passing, but she was NOT done with life yet!!! It’s just amazing to me that she has the stamina, strength and determination to beat end-stage cancer TWICE!!!

She’s not totally out of the woods yet and prayers would be so very appreciated, but the future is no longer grim–there could be a happy ending after all.

My aunt is my hero today as she chooses to beat the challenges that jump into her path with dignity, bravery and love. For that, I’ll always be thankful to her. Go Aunt Margie!