Hey guys... My birthday is coming up & I wanna make it extra HAPPY this 2013! I'm going to donate my birthday to those who are less fortunate BUT who can have MORE birthdays to come. This will be especially for those who were, are and/or will be victims of cancer. Cancer affects a lot of people that I know & also their families & friends as well. Reality is, life is inevitable & you never know what tomorrow will bring. I want to not only support another tomorrow but a POSITIVE tomorrow. Let's turn feeling helpless into being HOPEFUL! If you thought of giving me a present or have me in your thoughts during my birthday, can you donate $1 to this charity? "Every penny counts." This is my 1st time doing this so I am completely new to it, so forgive me if I do not know all the details. But I know for sure, the money you donate will go to America's Cancer Society. I received an email from them & asked if I was interested in "donating your birthday". I didn't even realize my birthday was coming up- and THAT'S when you know you are getting up there in age lol. When I was younger, I kept wishing I was older. Now when I am older, I keep wishing I was younger. Lol, it's funny how life works. I was not looking forward to another +1 to my age, but after getting the email from ACS, I realized how lucky I am to have another birthday & how fortunate I am to be able to celebrate it (or even acknowledge it) with my family, my friends, my coworkers, my social media buddies, & even random people around the world who come across my Twitter, FB or Instagram. I'm goal for this cause is low, $30. But I'm assuming out of 150 people in my social media network that I REALLY know at least 70 will see my status, at least 50 will care to read on, at least 40 are interested in doing charity and at least 30 people will know it's my birthday. And I know for sure 20 people are thinking of getting me an amazing present already so.. I made it easy for ya this year lol and you know for SURE I will LOVE this present & it will not go to waste. I kicked it off already so I'm already 1/3 of the way. So come on! Let's make my 21st birthday a meaningful one!
1st shout out to MY MOM: for always teaching me: "To be able to give is a gift itself." I love you and thank you for molding me into being an amazing woman today and everyday. I am who I am because of you. Thank you for giving me life and I thank God for you being in it.
2nd shout out to my godmom: thank you for showing me the light when I am in the dark. Thank you for your unconditional love, care and listening ears (lol). Thank u especially for not just saying words but by being an example.
SPECIAL AND MAIN SHOUT TO MARY SELEPES...
We are probably closer now than when you were down here. Your passing really hit home for me b/c I worked with your sons for over a decade and b/c we are so close in age. Even though they are troublemakers lol, they have your kind heart and positive sense of humor and energy. Being around them reminds me of you. You have the sweetest and dearest husband that defines what love means "in sickness and in health." Even though cancer took your presence away down here does not mean it won because through you we continue to live and fight on! During the holidays (including my birthday) I especially remember you and your fight. I want to take this opportunity to raise awareness to cancer and let you know that you are never forgotten