First let me say how thrilled and honored I am to be writing here at MFFO – nothing like being part of a â€œfeel goodâ€ group with no hidden agendas and a genuine desire to make a difference in our world.
A few years ago I joined a local cancer group in my area because my dad was fighting cancer and I felt I had to give back.Â Since then I have become very active in the group, became president and thank God every day because my dad is in remission.
This past Wednesday we had our monthly meeting and prior to the meeting I received several calls from members excusing themselves because of sickness, being busy, having too much on their plate or just feeling down about the times.Â If anyone understands, it would be me….(SIGH)….I feel like Iâ€™m so overextended at times and canâ€™t find time to take a breath.
But hereâ€™s the thing – you are not alone – we all have problems and feel stressed and grasp for air as if weâ€™re suffocating.Â Itâ€™s important for us to take look around and see the brighter picture.
During the meetings we share â€œsunshinesâ€ and itâ€™s not just about cancer – itâ€™s about the good news around us that make us smile.Â A member shared about their new grand daughter, someone else about a negative biopsy, and I decided to give thanks for everyone that was present.
Itâ€™s not easy to volunteer, and give your time for a cause when your life is so full and so busy.Â In this time where everyone is struggling and the negative news are flowing, it is crucial and even more important to give back.Â You have the power to make a difference and this is the time you are needed the most.
I looked at the small group present – a diverse group of moms, grandmothers, dads, students, teachers, professionals, cancer survivors…..and said…..THANK YOU for making a difference, THANK YOU for recognizing that although life can be tough, organizations like this one depend on unselfish individuals that believe in the power of intention.
So if you are sitting at home right now feeling sorry for yourself and trying to get a breath in between all the craziness – take a look at how you can help – MFFO will give you some amazing ideas that wonâ€™t take much time away from you, but truly will make a difference.