I know, I know, Sunday Comics were phoned in, there was no Monday Message, and there wasn’t a fun Wednesday graphic. It’s been a busy week. To make a long story short, at this moment, we think my dad is finally cancer free after a three and a half year battle! Please Knock on wood, kiss your lucky rabbit foot, and keep your fingers crossed! (Fun fact about Little em, I opened the shop the same day my sister had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from her lung. The launch was planned, the cancer was not.)
A few weeks ago, my dad was pitching product ideas to me, and he mentioned the word, ENDURE. He said Endure has sort of been his mantra through this whole cancer thing, but it would probably resonate with a lot people. The dictionary definition of Endure gives me complacency vibes, but that’s not how I’m choosing to define it. To me, it means staying tough while you fight through whatever it is that is causing you pain, or discomfort, or frustration. When you’re about to give up, don’t. Endure it. Work through it. You can do it! You are so much tougher than you think.
This post is super cheesy, but I’m optimistic today. And I'm rooting for you.
I'm posting this clip from The Sandlot simply because it makes me feel good.
July 4th feels different this year. July 4th is different this year.
The country is going through, and growing through something.
You're a mess, but you're my mess.
Happy Birthday America