Monday, April 27, 2009

RCC Seminar

June 10, 2009
Recent Advancements in the Treatment of Kidney Cancer
Check the Kidney Canada Cancer website at the following link for more details and remember that you "must" register first in order to view and participate in this live webcast

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Training this little bird to take seeds from our hand was not an easy task. It took time and lots of patience, and as you can see, our perseverance paid off.

This little bird continues to visit our home and perch on our outside hedging. We keep sunflower seeds just inside our door and as soon as we step outside, he immediately flies towards our hand, takes the seed and is gone in an instant. Can you imagine just how much courage this little bird must have to fly into a stranger's hand to receive food?

Cancer patients have great courage to face their treatments, side effects, testing and reports - it is truly amazing! I'm sure finding that courage does not come easy for anyone, but it is to be applauded and admired. Living with cancer takes courage, fighting it takes patience and perseverance.

If you look even closer at the first picture, you'll notice that the bird has not completed landed on the hand and is still in flight...................

Now, when you look closely at the picture below, you can see the sunflower seed clearly in his beak as he spreads his wings to fly. His courage and bravery have rewarded him!!!

When you are scared and uncertain about going that extra distance, stay brave and courageous!
Don't just quit!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Behold the Beauty

Today I traveled in search of icebergs. Every year these huge 10,000 year old monuments grace our shorelines.

This year they have arrived earlier than usual and there are many more

on the way. So it promises to be a good season for great photography enthusiasts.

At first look from a distance, this appears to be just a block of ice in the bay.

Nearer to shore though it begins to take form.

It's magnitude begins to appear.

And then, is truly a rare scenic beauty!!! Breathtaking actually and I've seen many of these over the years.

Last night I watched the news item of the contestant on "Britain's Got Talent". Her name was Susan Boyle and as she stepped on the stage to perform, everyone's first impression of her was that she had very little talent. You can enter her name on the YouTube site and watch her performance. You will be amazed at her inner beauty!!!
Yesterday I visited a cancer patient who has endured some difficult weeks after receiving treatments. She was lying down but instantly came to greet me when I arrived. She has lost weight due to her loss of appetite and of course her hair is gone due to the chemo. She however has not lost her wonderful warm smile and her kindness that shines from within. She also is such a beautiful reflection of courage and determination to not give up!!!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter Everyone

May the miracle of Easter morning rekindle your faith in knowing that
All Things Are Possible!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Signs of Spring

The past few days of warmer temperatures is bringing new life to my garden. These daffodils are poking their way through the ground and although they won't be blooming in time for Easter, they will prevail and I will look forward to their beautiful colors within a few days.

I'm always amazed just how summer's beautiful blossoms die and disappear, only to create bigger and more bountiful bouquets in another season. Daffodils however bring a special meaning to me each year.

The daffodil is the Canadian Cancer Society's symbol of hope and renewal in the fight against cancer. It was chosen because of its reputation as a hardy annual flower, pushing its way through the frozen earth after a long winter to herald the return of Spring, new life, vitality and growth. Such an inspiring flower!!!

The sale of daffodils has already begun in many cities across our country. I trust that you will support the cause and purchase some of these beautiful blooms. If you would like to read the story of the origin of "Daffodil Days", please follow this link

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Nature's Beauty

For those of you who are going through difficult times right now battling cancer or caring for loved ones, may you find comfort in knowing that you are in our thoughts and prayers.