Hope in 2017

I guess this is the time to look back over the year and think about the highs and lows and do a little self-correction right?

I’ve never been a big resolution girl.  I look in the mirror and see things that need improving all year long, not just on January 1st!

This is more of a “HOPE” time for me.  I have way too many friends fighting cancer right now.  These ‘boomers” are part of the cancer population and they are warriors fighting for their lives every day.  My wish for the upcoming year is that they get healthy again and that cancer research continues to be funded and new and better treatments find their way to the treatment rooms.

Yesterday, at the cancer center, in the midst of this Holiday season, there were too many patients walking the lobby floor hooked up to IV drips.  There were so many visitors with their arms full of Holiday treats waiting for the elevator to take them to cancer patients who weren’t home for the Holidays.

For those of us who have lived through this season with cancer as an unwanted guest, it doesn’t take much to remember what it was like trying so hard to push cancer out the door and pretend it was just another Christmas/ New Year’s to celebrate.  It was anything but normal.

So HOPE is how I look at this end of year time.

HOPE for better times in cancer world.

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Hospice Los Angeles January 22, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Hope is great to have, keep a positive outlook and perspective.


Nan Holmes January 2, 2017 at 2:27 pm

A dear long-time friend died the day after Christmas, of breast cancer. A reminder that cancer does not take a holiday. But for all those visiting here, I send wishes for a very Happy New Year!


Tori March 30, 2017 at 10:08 pm

I found myself nodding my noggin all the way thouhgr.


Kathie Scott December 31, 2016 at 5:34 am

Where are we without hope? I hope and pray that fewer and fewer people will know the difficulties of cancer and those walking the path will find healing and peace this year. Thank you Laurie for continuing to write for us and for all your work with cancer patients and families. Happy New Year!!


Laurie Hirth December 30, 2016 at 1:08 pm

I “hope” your New Year is filled with good news! Thank you for giving me a home to come back to and always knowing the love and support will be here!


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