I am not a materialistic person even though I have been fortunate to have many things, most of which are beautiful beads in my personal stash and wonderful books in my library. Even with all these materialistic things which help make my life more complete, my most valued possessions in this life of mine, are the WONDERFUL - absolutely WONDERFUL people whom I've met through beads. These are my friends.
So show a little love and open your heart. The link to donate is to the right menu. AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ME! Let's all celebrate (even though I am still working hard at Bead Expo Phoenix - BOY do I have photos to share with you when I come home!!)
Hugs to all. Make me cry, please make me cry again and again. Once, twice, and a hundred times over. Bead people are the BEST!! (BIG SMILE!)
(entry from my Walk for the Cure, 3-Day blog)
Here it is May 4th. I am in Phoenix exhibiting at a show and I was going to post on my blog (LisaKan.blogspot.com) to ask all my friends to not send me any gifts or cards because donating to this cause on my behalf was more important.
I checked in to my Breast Cancer Participation Center and noticed that my donation goal was $750 more than a few days ago. Here I am thinking several friends must have donated but instead ONE generous donor (whom I know but will keep anonymous). I want to THANK you, as you know who you are, for your GENEROSITY. I am deeply touched with tears in my eyes of such generosity and a TRUE gift from the heart. Because of this generous donation I am just $900 from being allowed to walk.
Many of you know that I am an avid writer for bead publications. In a few short weeks, my FIRST column for Australian Beading will be published, written with Jean Yates, a great buddy from New York. Jean is the East coast and I am the West Coast perspective of what we think will be the next hottest US Trend in jewelry and beads. We write about all things creative.
In the first column, my friend Kelly Norton, the wonderful editor of this Australian publication was gracious to allow me to write about the Walk for the Cure. I did this in hopes to garner worldwide international support for the Susan G. Komen organization, so that beaders of the WORLD could show everyone what we are indeed capable of.
The column is aptly named "Our Beading World". I can't wait to see the magic and maybe cry some more tears. Beaders simply and beautifully ROCK. Let's ROCK on together.
So here's to my birthday and my challenge to walk for all of you. Thank you again secret anonymous donor. I owe you a big HUGE HUG. This is the BEST birthday gift ANYONE could have given me.