Gosh... where do i begin? 2017 has been one hell of a year and I have added some very dark chapters into my life story. This year has involved 7 hospital admissions, which resulted in 51 Days spent in the hospital, 9 surgeries, 2 ileostomy’s and 1 J-pouch. Plus, there have been countless doctors appointments in between. Broken, hurt, depressed, tears, pain, discouraged and fear are just a few of the many words that could describe this year. But. Blessed, grateful, strength, laughs, positivity, support, family, friends, light and love are also words that i could use to describe this year. My greatest therapy for keeping my spirits up has been the support and love from family and friends and i am so very thankful for that. Without that encouragement and comfort i don’t think i could have survived this year.
So, here’s to the new year and the start of 2018. I hope it is filled with love, happiness, good health and peace for all of my loved ones. I am very much looking forward to new beginnings for myself as well. ✌🏼❤️🌎 #peaceout2017#hello2018 🥂 #newbeginnings#ileostomy#ulcerativecolitis#stillsmiling
V O L U N T E E R D A Y
We can't help everyone but everyone can help someone - Ronald Reagan.
I chose to be a volunteer since my sophomore year in the University and I haven't looked back since then. The kind of joy and satisfaction I get when I put smiles on people's face is unquantifiable.
We all can't be philanthropist who can dole out huge some of money but we all can be volunteers because we have got time and we can choose what we want to do with our time. I may not be able to put in a lot of time like I used to but the 1 hour I spend every forth night in the Seniors home means a lot to me.
I found myself by losing myself in the service of others.
Happy International Volunteer Day