- Karen Ingalls
- My journey as a writer began as a child. I wrote poems and short stories which were my way of dealing with various life changing events. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. My first book is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received two awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. My second book is a novel Novy's Son, about one man's attempt to find love and acceptance from his father. This is an all too common problem in our society. My third book, Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is about the love affair between this great American sculptor and his model. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2017.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
KIND ACTS: GIVING LOVE TO OTHERS
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." (Mother Teresa)
Here in Lake County, Florida, there is an organization called "Women for Hospice," the sole purpose of which is to raise money for the patient and extended care only in the Cornerstone Hospice program.
Three time survivor of ovarian cancer, Bonnie Donihi, in 1997 sat at a kitchen table with other survivors and supporters which was the start of the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida. Their first event in 1999 was a candlelight vigil where 500 people attended. Since then this organization administers grant money for education and research at the University of Central Florida College of Nursing and the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.
Each of the women mentioned have given generously of their time, knowledge, and skills because of love. Their acts of kindness has impacted so many people and we are a better world because of them. My personal thanks to each of them...where would we be today without them? We each can do small things with great love.
Please share about someone you know who has done similar acts of love. Just click on the comment button below. We can all learn from each other and your sharing is important.