Freshly Impressed #15

Welcome to Freshly Impressed, where I share with you posts I have read recently which have left me ‘Freshly Impressed’.

First up, as we are nearing Halloween, I’d like to feature a post by Beth from, ‘I didn’t have my glasses on’. It epitomises why I love blogging, as everyday I discover something new and often something whacky. This would definitely come under the term, whacky. Those who don’t know this blog are in for a treat as it regularly features wonderful quotes accompanied by the most appropriate photographs. The post I’m sharing today is called, ‘I’m the king of the gourd’.

We are all aware of the pink ribbon and general pinkness associated with breast cancer awareness. However I Freshly Impressedwonder do you know that many who have had breast cancer or are currently having treatment for breast cancer are not overly happy with the pinkness and how it is used. I hadn’t really thought too much about it until I read this post by ‘Journeying beyond breast cancer’. This is her weekly round up in which she features the posts which have resonated with her this week (she’d put my ‘Freshly Impressed’ round up to shame). This week her round up is mainly around the theme of pinkness and breast cancer awareness. Each and every post she highlights will make you think. Read ‘The weekly round up, the pink elephant edition’ here.

Another post which caught my eye was one of the posts selected by ‘journeying beyond breast cancer’. It is by the blog, ‘ Run, lipstick, chemo’. It tells of her dilemma when her eleven year old daughter’s class decides to dress in pink ‘for breast cancer’, ‘Breast cancer awareness, middle school style’. 

My final post is one which took my breath away. I was alerted to it by a fellow blogger ‘Wasted Days and Wasted Nights’, who shared the link with me. It appears on the blog ‘Love drenched life’. This blogger lost her two young daughters weeks before Daniel lost his battle with leukemia. I cannot imagine her grief but what she has decided to do in their memory is beautiful and inspirational. As Daniel’s anniversary approaches I’ve thought about her girls many days since I read her story. Please check out her  ‘About love rocks’ page it’s such a beautiful thing to do in her girls memory.

So that’s it for today. It’s a bank holiday here in Ireland and I intend to spend many hours doing very little. I hope you get a chance to check out these posts.

Honour as always to Duncan at madhatters for my Freshly Impressed logo.

23 thoughts on “Freshly Impressed #15

  1. I’ve read the posts you highlighted. Great choices! I am also going to read as many of the posts on Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer’s roundup. My mother had two mastectomies. The first at age 81 and then again a year later at 82. She’s now 83 so this is fairly recent. I’m very interested in reading about it. Thank you for pointing me to these blogs!

    1. Oh my goodness Corina that is very tough on your Mum. Those post have a whole new meaning when it comes knocking on your door. I hope she is doing well.

    1. Thank you. I’d not really thought of them as ‘fans’. I am lucky to have readers who read regularly and I’m happy to consider many of them ‘online’ friends.
      It works both ways as many of them must number me as a ‘fan’ too. 🙂

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