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Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Unexpected

I know I've been slacking on this here little blog of mine, and I'm sorry. I've even lost a follower in the last few weeks! Boo! However...I was contacted by one of my readers, and it was totally unexpected. Sometimes, though, the best things come when they're least expected.

We've all heard the phrase "the best things in life are free". When something free is also unexpected...be prepared to be blown away, or at least completely caught off guard!

This is what happened to me recently. The unexpected. The unknown...but with a connection. A profound connection.

See, many of you have probably seen the story about my friend Adam. If you haven't read it yet, go read it. He was an amazing person. An amazing friend. A huge inspiration. I am so blessed to have been a part of his life.

Fast forward from that story to the end of last month. I'm such a bad blogger lately that I didn't get the message until 2 weeks later. (Sorry again!!!) Heather contacted me to help spread the word about this awesome page called Lung Leavin' Day. See, she suffered from mesothelioma, just like Adam had...only she beat the odds, has lived to share her story, and is out to help spread awareness to others that have dealt or are dealing with this disastrous disease. Every year on February 2 (this is where my tardiness comes in!), they celebrate Heather's survival by writing their fears on plates, and smashing them in the fire. The day has grown from just a few close friends, to more than 75 people in just 8 years...that is awesome. Now, go ahead...click on that Lung Leavin' Day link and smash your fears!

And to Heather...thank you. Thank you for reaching out to me. Thank you for being the unexpected, for sharing your story with me, and for giving me the opportunity to spread the word!

God bless,
~Stacy

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