Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Rebecca pogopuggie is battling breast cancer. She posted a thirty-day challenge for October, a pink-ribbon challenge for Hopetober. I plan to use the series as writing prompts.

I have not had cancer, but at 66 I have been through the mill often enough to say with confidence, when the going gets rough, how well you make it, or whether you make it at all, is closely tied the quality of your support network.

If you are facing cancer or some other apparent calamity yourself, and you don't already have a support network, a team of people helping you pull through, build one. Now. Even if it means saying to a relatively casual acquaintance, "This is what I'm going through. I need a support network. I don't have one. Can you just sit and listen to me?"

If you are part of someone else's support network, let your words be few. Your presence and listening ear are what matter most.

So be it.
Add a Comment:
 

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconobserver14:
Observer14 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah... very true.
Reply
:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
Reply
:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
True words
Reply
:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Dave.
Reply
:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome sir
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconpearwood: More from pearwood



More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
October 3, 2016
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
197
Favourites
3 (who?)
Comments
5
×