It’s Not Too Late: Reshape Your Story

October 21st, 2017

A cancer diagnosis brings a spiritual journey for many. Regardless the prognosis or treatment, cancer patients and their loved ones are suddenly faced with the realization that time is not a limitless commodity.

But why wait for a medical diagnosis or another life altering event to force you to revisit your priorities?  What story do you want to tell?  Do you want people remembering you for hitting volume and profit targets or your thousands of “friends” on Facebook?  Or would you prefer to live a life filled with stories that reflect your honesty, kindness, and integrity?

Life is precious.

Reshape Your Life

Don’t be afraid to pivot or change priorities:

  1. Choose carefully who and how you spend your moments. Trying to make everybody happy is impossible.
  2. Be brave.  Celebrate your life instead of wasting energy with those you don’t like or at a job simply going through the motions.
  3. Be selective. Allow your story to unfold based on the person you truly want to be remembered for.

Use the experiences you want close family/friends to remember, as your guide.  Be honest with yourself about what you truly value versus simply what you want.

Two very different questions… Two very different outcomes.

~ Lianne

Live Life to the Fullest

November 19th, 2016

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Do you live every day with purpose, conscious and in the present?

Are you focusing on the right priorities that will help you grow into a kind, generous and loving person?

When something unexpected happens,  how flexible and open minded are you?

When we woke up this morning, we were handed a gift called “today.” Not only is this gift precious but also priceless. Consequently, anything of value should also bring an increased desire and responsibility to not lose, waste or throw away that gift. While it’s completely logical that as we move through life we accumulate stuff: knowledge, experiences both good and bad, material possessions, connections, even weight. There is one thing we will never gain… Time.

Knowing each moment is precious and you live each day only once:

  1. Discipline yourself to live each day to the fullest.
  2. Find the courage to live your life on your terms, following your own goals and inner voice.
  3. Choose to live each moment with passion and commitment.
  4. Eliminate the noise and drama of others who don’t believe, support or pump you up.
  5. Life isn’t measured on a curve so avoid comparing yourself to others which only robs you of joy
  6. Most important, be the best you can be.

~ Lianne

Finding Confidence When it is Hardest to Find

November 17th, 2016
Pink Sunset

Sunsets serve as a calming symbol and is a time to reflect. An important part of finding confidence is finding yourself.

When you have had something bad happen in your life, that is usually when it is hardest to find confidence. If you are living with cancer there are so many things to worry about and feeling good about yourself might be the last thing on your list of things to do, but it shouldn’t be. Here are a few simple things that could help you feel beautiful, strong, and happy today.

If your health permits, get some exercise. Just going for a walk can be enough to boost your mood and make you feel more confident. Being physically active will boost your endorphins, or happy hormones, and will help you walk with your head held a little higher.

Volunteer. Helping other people makes you feel better about yourself because you know that, even when you are going through some of the hardest times of your life, you are giving back to others. Sometimes confidence has nothing to do with looks and everything to do with feeling good about who you are.

Go shopping. Sure, it’s cliché, but having new clothes to wear, even if it is to the grocery store, makes you feel better about yourself. After a few compliments you will be feeling more confident than ever.

If you can’t afford a nice new outfit, wear one you already have. Nothing beats new clothes, except an old favorite. The next time you have to run errands wear something that makes you feel beautiful. Choose a dress that you haven’t worn in a while or a pair of shoes that dress up the clothes you wear every day. It will make you feel more confident knowing that you look great and didn’t spend a penny.

Have a spa day. You could go get your hair and nails done, get a facial, a massage, or you could have an at-home spa day. Whatever you choose, pampering yourself is a great way to find your confidence.

These simple additions to your life could make the difference between a really hard day and one that makes you feel more confident than you have in weeks. You deserve it.

~Amanda

Moving Forward…

June 29th, 2015

Thank you to ALL – Those visiting the website for the first time and those that have been supporting Pink Inspires for years!

In order to continue spreading the Pink Inspires message, we partnered with PEEKABOO Pour Nous… Another Inspirational brand that not only supports the fight against Cancer but also CELEBRATES life!

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(Pink Inspires remains a Not for Profit entity. 100% of the proceeds are donated towards the fight against cancer.)

A Little Humor always helps Lighten the mood…

January 13th, 2014

Mel, There’s a lot of people on your side, praying and sending only positive thoughts your way… Lots of love Thursday xxoo

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Reflecting Back…

September 7th, 2013

On behalf of a beautiful soul, known by her friends and family as being incredibly beautiful, sweet, kind hearted but hard working… These days she shares her days and nights reflecting. Reflecting back on her life as she fights brain cancer.

When asked today what one message she would like to share with others…

She answered “It took this cancer to find purpose and the meaning of life.”

When asked “What is it?”

She replied “Kindness”.

Our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family.  We Thank you for sharing.

~ A Pink Voice

Be Strong, I’m Here For You…

July 8th, 2013
Last week my aunt was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. While we all remain hopeful and positive, I can’t help but remember how helpless I felt when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. However, there is no denying the bond between a mother and a daughter during times like these.
Stay strong for one another.
Support one another.
Laugh and cry together.
Support
I love you A – I ‘m always here for you.
~ Anonymous

Such a Thing as Too Many Friends?

April 13th, 2013

Most recently I had someone tell me they didn’t want to be my friend… WOW.

As a 40 something year old, I was insulted and quite taken back.  Never in all my life have I ever been accused of being a “stalker” for the opposite sex, never mind  someone of the same sex. LOL!  What was her reason?  Apparently I left too many messages for my “newfound” friend…  I made her feel uncomfortable.  Hmmmm.

Now, I appreciate her honesty.  I can even admit that, maybe, it took some effort and courage on her part to admit she didn’t see us as friends.   However, it got me thinking…

First, I don’t care, to be honest, that she doesn’t want to be friends.  Her loss.  Sometimes you meet people, romantic or platonic, and there’s no connection.  That’s ok.  Not everyone will like you.

Second, as we get older and start meeting new people, both personally and professionally, isn’t it a shame we are shocked when we stumble upon a “Good” person.  Unfortunately, my experience is that many people are too caught up in their own lives to appreciate one another.  More times than not, people can be selfish, dishonest or they have ulterior motives for why they want to be friends with you.

Lastly, since expanding my network of childhood friends, I have grown increasingly picky with who my close friends are. Reminds me of a Feb 24 sermon I recently heard from Pastor David Blunt from Church on the Rock, St Peters, MO.  He shared his point of view about the importance of friendships… “Our friends frame our world and friends determine our future.”  “We choose who our friends are because they are critical to our future” and ultimately reflect who we are: Esteem, Evaluate, Eliminate, Expand and Expect.

But, choosing quality over quantity doesn’t mean you have enough people in your life.  Even if you are the President of the United States, you can never have enough friends.  Absolutely stay picky… BUT life IS about meeting new people, making connections and enjoying new experiences.  People come into your life for a reason and come from all different backgrounds, shapes and sizes, jobs and income brackets.  Don’t live life alone…  And PLEEEZE… Don’t misinterpret or be skeptical if someone is kind to you.   And (at the top of my lungs, I shout)… DO NOT automatically assume that people want something from you.  And DO NOT be so arrogant to think they are interested in you more than a friend.  Their gesture is probably just what it seems… They find you interesting and want to simply be your friend.

 

Trust and Courage

February 14th, 2013

Although it may not happen often enough,  “Good people” do cross our paths. That’s right, genuine, honest, FRIENDLY, good hearted, HAPPY, down to earth people with no ulterior motive but to be a part of your life, share and inspire you.

There are those that will judge the value of their life and success by the number of Facebook friends or contacts in their Rolodex (WOW… I feel so dated lol!).  And there are others that will choose more wisely and only surround themselves with quality individuals that bring happiness, laughter and consistently demonstrate a two way friendship.

Just recently, my life intersected with such an individual.  Under the oddest and unlikely of circumstances, both of us dealing with difficult issues in our lives, here’s someone who has completely proven me wrong.

I had been wondering “Where have all the Good people gone”?Over the past few years,  I started to accept that most people, men AND women, are extremely selfish, lazy and are not accountable for their actions.  How refreshing to see there are still people left in this world who will not run away from their problems or blame others.

In a desire to find happiness and live an honest life to the fullest, my friend is choosing to do what, frankly, most will not. When two people find they no longer bring joy to each other or they have little in common, it seems people would rather stay in an unhappy situation, trapped in an emotional jail because they are afraid of the unknown or being alone.  It takes a much stronger individual to make the hard decision and seek change. Unfortunately, people stay in relationships at the cost of their own happiness for the ‘sake of their children” or because of the financial burden.  We all know someone who has gone through a divorce or separation that was so degrading, mean and hurtful.  It is shameful to witness humans act with such callous, hate and revenge towards the same person they once loved and shared their life with.

Even when one person is acting selfish and behaving with such evil, it is a relief that the other person does not lower their standards and remains civil while acting with honour and integrity.  Many today, both personally and professionally, when faced with a situation that is unfair or turns their world upside down, will lash out and react solely in defence of their precious ego.  All logic disappears.  It truly takes a courageous person to check their ego and behave in a manner that is productive and EFFECTIVE, versus being right…

You hear all the time that Life is short. Yes, life can be like a boxing match where you win some and you lose some.

The important thing is to stay in the match and keep fighting… BUT with grace, poise and self respect. No dirty punches because you’ll forever be remembered for that one cheap shot…

No matter how difficult the road ahead may seem, congratulations to those willing to step up, take a chance and face their situation full on.  Life can be about waiting for the storm to pass…  But wouldn’t you want to learn to dance in the rain instead?

~ One Of The Many Voices of Pink Inspires

 

A Special Prayer

December 15th, 2012

My heart goes out to the many people affected yesterday by the Newtown, CT tragedy.  The families and friends of the adults and children that we will never hear them speak again, the families and children left to heal, AND the Lanza family that will, no doubt, face unfair scrutiny and criticism.  My deepest prayers and sympathy for you all…

Someone close to me said it best, “God Bless those little souls who now walk with God… Bring Comfort and Healing to their families”.

If you are a parent fortunate to hold your little one(s) close in your arms today, please take this as a sign to revisit the influence and role you have in your child(s)’ life.  Make sure they know how much they are loved and the difference between right and wrong.

~ A Pink Voice