Spreading Rays of Hope…a hat at a time

Originally posted on Positive Outlooks Blog:

Free yourself from negative people. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and like-minded.  Relationships should help you, not hurt you.  Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be.  Choose friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you – people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it.  Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  When you free yourself from negative people, you free yourself to be YOU – and being YOU is the only way to truly live. — Unknown

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Originally posted on Positive Outlooks Blog:

I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate.

I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid…

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In late May, we received a huge blessing, a box full of 47 hats from our good friend, Becky from Blessings Through Raindrops.


We are so grateful and very impressed with Becky’s hats.  The stitches and colors used make each hat unique and adorable! We will definitely have to try to do some of the stitches that she uses like the heart stitch. We have never tried the heart stitch but it looks just beautiful and it seems to not get as bunched up when you close the hat. Can’t wait to try it out and create hats as beautiful as Becky’s.

Becky’s Card reads:
Once again I want to say Thank YOU for this amazing opportunity to help others!I had so much fun putting these hats together, I hope whoever receives one will enjoy it too!  God Bless you and every little body that one of these hats touches!
I’m already starting on the next batch!   Until then…

God Bless!

We can’t wait either! Until then…

Hope Rays:

“I often wonder why it is so hard for our community, the childhood cancer community that is, to get the equal attention, the equal funding, the equal exposure that many other cancers receive. “


We want others to not only hear us, but actually LISTEN to us. We want to be given the same amount of funding that other cancers get, not the measly 4% that is allocated for our kids.

Originally posted on chemoanddonuts:

I often hesitate to continue writing about Sam and childhood cancer because I often get this vibe that people think now that Sam is done with treatment that we, that I, should just move on, but it’s not that simple.  I feel lucky every single day we are where we are, that Sam is still here and that treatment is done.  Some don’t get to walk away with a damaged child, they walk away with no child at all.  As the mother of a child whom so far is thriving, that is a tough pill to swallow.  I believe its called survivors guilt.  It’s hard to explain.  The only way I can lay it out is that you are beyond grateful that your child is still here, but feel this odd guilt that your child survived and your friends child didn’t.  So many different emotions and feelings go into this…

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Pearl came by and donated these great hats to us the other day. Pearl has donated many times over, and we are grateful for her generous donations. She tells us that she even showed some family members how to use the loom and that they have been looming like crazy. We are so happy that Pearl has been able to share the art of looking and people are enjoying it so much. Thanks again Pearl for these beautiful hats.

These adorable little hats are from our new friend Judy.



Thank you Judy, for these adorable hats. We love how creative you are. The bow on the purple and green hat is very cute. We never thought about doing one like that and we love it. These will be going in our next delivery and we are happy to have some many wonderful friends contributing to this delivery. Thank you so much and keep the hats coming!

We received these wonderful donations all the way from New York from Sheila.


Thank you Sheila, for your beautiful donations. We are happy to have them to add to our next delivery. We love the color choices that you made and the special designs. These are sure to make our little NICU Warriors very happy. Thanks againa Sheila for helping us to spread Rays of Sunshine.

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