Sunday, August 9, 2009

Journals for Cancer Patients

Cancer isn’t a gift, it just showed me what the gifts in my life were. Cancer was life-changing for me. Many things I wrote in my journal were positive ones and that Cancer had altered my views about family, spirituality, work and the future. Thankfully I have been Cancer free for 10 years.


Journals for Cancer Patients. As with any other journal, it is a place to write down your thoughts, wishes, hopes despair and inner feelings. Shirley Nagel, has recently had this disease touch a member of her close family and she created one of these journals for her loved one. The journal has become a place for important phone numbers, medical instructions, notes for daily tasks, and love notes for the future.....yes, a life line! What a wonderful way to express feelings and thoughts that you may need to note.
The journals can be created by using a black & white composition book available at chain/discount stores. You can cover the front and back with beautiful papers and then decorated it as much or as little as you like. Leave the pages inside blank for the recipient to write down whatever they want to.
If you would like to be a part of this and create Journals for Cancer Patients, please contact Shirley Nagel at SRCattle@aol.com for more information. I hope many of you will think about this sweet endeavor that Shirley is organizing and pass it on to your friends. It is fine to showcase the cause on your blog and to include Shirley's email address for contact purpose....always use Journals for Cancer Patients in the heading title. At some point in life, this disease touches every family. From my own experience it helped me to get through some difficult times. I truly believe this is a worthy cause. There is no benefit for anyone except the Cancer patient that receives one of these journals.

8 comments:

Shirley said...

Bonnie, thank you so much for putting the information about my project on your blog. I know people will love our journals and as a bonus...they are fun to make! Anyone who would like to participate please contact me. Another alternative is to make a journal for a cancer patient you know personally. It is just my goal to get our artwork into the hands and hearts of those in need. Shirley srcattle@aol.com

Christina said...

Beautiful!!!!

dutchdollie said...

This is such a beautiful idea! I don't have cancer, but I have a chronic pain condiion so I keep a 'pain journal'. Not every page is filled with my pain - actually very little of it is. Most of it is filled with hopes, dreams, things I have come to value since being sticken with this condition...I hope to leave this journal as a legacy for my boys and their familes, a way for them to know how much I loved them and cared for them. Anyway, this is an incredible idea - one I think I might have to take part in. Thank you for sharing :)

Chrystal S said...

They are just gorgeous!!!

Diann said...

Your journals are wonderful and I'm touched by your personal story.
Thank heavens for you being cancer free for 10 years! I enjoyed looking around your blog and will be back! Diann

Gloria said...

Bonnie---What a poignant story. Your journals are very very pretty and uplifting. Loved reading your other stories on your blog as well.

Shirley B. said...

Bonnie, I copied some of your post on the Journal Project to my blog this morning. What a fantastic thing Shirley N. is doing!

Love Shirley B.

Rita said...

Love your journal...so cheery and I love sunflowers anyway.