This time of year is bittersweet for me on a personal level. On one hand, October is a very special month as it marks the birthdays of two of my precious sons. Yet it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and serves as a reminder of my loving mother who lost her battle with breast cancer years ago.
The simple truth is, we’ve all experienced or will experience challenging times at some point in our lives – and I’m no exception. I’ve lived through everything from divorce to financial struggles to losing loved ones far too soon. But as I reflect on both the good and the bad I’ve seen during my lifetime, I’m left with feelings of gratitude rather than anger, sadness or spite. You’ve probably heard me talk before about the fact that there are two ways to navigate life- in misery or happiness. And I choose happiness.
That’s why this month, instead of focusing on the negative, I’m going to celebrate the blessings in my life. And what better way than teaming up with Lifeisgood.com to help children in need? Their mission is to help kids in poverty, sickness, stuckness, and pain through optimism. From donating musical instruments in New Orleans to building basketball courts in Long Beach, they are helping kids who need it most.
And now you can help support this incredible cause by snapping a photo in October and telling us something you “got to” do or are grateful for and sharing your photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #DitchTheDrama & #GROWtheGood. For every hashtag we post, Life Is Good will donate $1 to a kids program in need. Click here for more information and help us #GrowtheGood today!