Saturday, May 17, 2008

Livestrong Day?

I guess Livestrong Day is like Easter. It may fall on a different date each year.

In the past it has fallen on May 17th, and I just noticed that the Lance Armstrong Foundation celebrated it on May 13th this year.

I've mentioned it before, but May 17th has personal significance. May 17th this year marks a quarter century from the first time I kissed my future husband. It was our third date, and Prince Jared planted his first smooch on me at my doorstep. We were friends for a long time before that, and I had been mooning after him for about six months. I guess he finally decided to be in love with me, too. And it's just gotten better ever since.

So whether or not this is Lance Armstrong's official Livestrong Day, it's kind of mine in a way. I'm lucky to have gotten many more smooches than originally predicted in December 2005.

1 comment:

Wendy S. Harpham, MD said...

Congrats on a wonderful LiveSTRONG day. And all the kisses over 1/4 century.

Every day the choice is ours: How can we celebrate today?

On June 1st at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, I'll be talking about this exact idea in my keynote for their National Cancer Survivors Day event. My talk is entitled, "Happpiness in a Storm: Embracing Life as a Healthy Survivor."

They will have food and fun, too. All free. I hope you can come join in the celebration.
With hope,Wendy