Friday, October 11, 2013

Focus on Life Week 41: Connections

There are a lot of possible angles to take with this week's subject. But what came to mind for me is the connections that we "un-connected" humans make. Like when we work together to help people we don't even know. Last night I participated in a Light the Night Walk to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It was a gorgeous fall night as we convened at Heinz Field.

My niece Josie won Wells Fargo Advisor's MVP award for her fund raising efforts making rainbow bracelets.


Each walker receives a paper lantern to signify our collective efforts at contributing toward a cure. Certain people carries gold lanterns in memory of a survivor and others carry white lanterns in memory of a loved one lost to the disease. This is how we looked as we navigated the streets.


And the quote that Sally found to inspire us really resonated with this event: "We can not live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men." To see how others are connecting, please visit The Studio Sublime.

10 comments:

Becky Pancake said...

What a wonderful connection you found.Congratulations to your niece.

Islandgirl said...

Congrats to your neice on her fund raising efforts! The lanterns look lovely ... there was a good turnout. How are the lanterns lit... can't be candles or I think there would have been a lot of fires!

Designed by Vera said...

Excellent post. I don't think people realize how much we are connected, even when we don't know it.

Shel said...

Thank you so much for participating in this walk and for sharing these photos. I had wanted to walk because one of my niece's is a Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor, but we had people from out of town here for business training these last couple of days/nights and so I didn't - so again - thank you!! What a wonderful way to connect by helping such a great cause. Great photos too and congrats to your niece on her award!

Patty Woodland said...

Congratulations to your niece and what a wonderful story

Marlene Cupo said...

Beautiful! Congrats to your niece!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Wow, that must have been quite a sight. I'm so happy there are those like your niece working hard for a great cause, congratulations!

AntiquityTravelers said...

what a beautiful post Paula, and must have been an amazing sight to see all those lanterns lit for someone in their lives.

Beti Horvath said...

Fantastic connects you are making. I hope that we will need less of these efforts as science leads the way.

Alicia said...

Excellent capture for this week's prompt: we are all more connected than we realize ~ congratulations to your niece!

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