Thursday, January 18, 2007

Think big thoughts, relish small pleasures...

I went to work for a couple of hours yesterday. It was great to see everyone. I think we've worked out a game plan (spoken like a true athletic secretary). I brought home work to keep me busy, but my presence in the office isn't really needed. They're doing a great job without me. The "old Doreen" would have hated being replaced so easily, the "new and improved Doreen" is ever so greatful that she can concentrate on the things in her life that matter most. Like I've said many times before...I am blessed.

I attended the monthly Stanwood-Camano Relay for Life Meeting last night and WOW...what a surprise. Ususally there are about 8 -12 people attending. Last night, the room was packed. It was filled with High School kids who represented youth teams (way to go Morgan for getting so many youth teams together~you're amazing) .... Guest speakers.... and the regulars... It was a great meeting. Angie has already raised nearly $1,700 of the $7,000 raised in our community. Hard work always pays off. Co-Chair Amy has done an amazing job getting the Stanwood Camano Relay information on the web. It's incredible how many people have donated already because they could do it right on line. (Number 167,895 why my children make me proud) Next Thursday night is the Relay for Life Kick-Off (from 5:00 - 8:00pm at the Stanwood Cinemas Pavillion) Everyone is encouraged to attend (and don't forget to bring a friend). It is a fun filled information night to bring awareness to our community about the upcoming event. Amigo's has donated coupons for $5 off any 2 entrees and then intends to donate the $5 back to the Relay....So if you're planning on having dinner that night, stop by and pick up a coupon. You'll have a nice dinner and you'll be supporting a great cause.

I know many people say "if there is anything I can do to help, please ask"...well I'm asking now.

Promise me that you'll listen to your bodies when something doesn't feel right.
Get a colonoscopy when you are 50 (or before)
Have a mammogram regularly
Love unconditionally
Eat Healthy
Stay informed...about everything
Keep your mind active
Quit smoking (or never start)
Find a passion for something
Join us for Relay for Life... whether you're on a team, in the stands cheering us on or sending a donation; every little bit counts.

In my new favorite book, the one I was telling you about the other day, there is a line in it that says something like; Mom ~ there is no other word in our vocabulary quite like it. It's a hum with a pause in the middle .... Mmmmm ahhh Mmmmmm That makes me smile :) Just try it! Mmmm ahhh Mmmm... It can't help but make you feel good about your momma. I know I do.

Rick just left for work and I have plenty to do around the house today; starting with a shower and getting out of this bathrobe.

Love you more everyday,
Doreen the Dreamer

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