Friday’s Photo: Gratitude, friends and a tiara

Since being diagnosed with Cancer I have felt gratitude every day. I am grateful for good medical care, access to healthy food and a supportive family. Most of all though I am grateful for friends.

I am grateful for all the emails, cards, gifts, and inspirational FB postings. I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t wake up to either an email, text or FB message just checking in asking how I am doing. I read and re-read them on days I am feeling down and they lift my spirits.  I am grateful for Facebook friends who have gone through chemo and have shared remedies and tips for coping with the unpleasant side effects.

I honestly believe it is all this support that is helping me get through this without too much difficulty.

Lastly, I am beyond grateful for these lovely ladies. Not only did they willingly give up their Saturday to come and help me shave my head (before it fell out in clumps) but they arrived with a bucket of champagne, food, party hats and my very own tiara. They turned what would have been a traumatic experience into a day of fun.


I don’t think there is anyone on the planet that has more to be grateful more than me.

Have a great weekend everyone and take time to be grateful!


14 Responses to Friday’s Photo: Gratitude, friends and a tiara
  1. Michelle Reply

    Unfortunate circumstances that resulted in a beautiful day filled with lovely women. Linda holt you are the definition of grace. Continued prayers my friend and thank you for letting me share the day with you! XO

  2. Nirma Reply

    Hey LInda,
    You deserve that and so much more.
    Thru the years, YOU have been the source of encouragement to us, so back at’ya!!!
    May you continue to receive the love and grace you need daily!
    We love you, Nirma and Curt

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thank you Nirma, you know the feeling is mutual. xoxo

  3. Carla Reply

    Hi Linda, we’ve never met, but I saw a post on Facebook from a mutual design friend that drew me to your story, and saw your recent Instagram. I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in February of this year, lymph nodes affected, the works. I just finished chemo – hallelujah – and have another surgery and radiation to go, but feel I’m on the upswing and counting on a healthy future, in fact I’m convinced of it. I admire your willingness to share on social media. Sending positive vibes and energy your way. Best to you. Carla

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Oh Carla, I am so sorry to hear you have had to go through this too. My heart goes out to you. Thank you so much for commenting. I decided to go public with my story just in the hopes I could help even one other person going through treatments. Also, Yeah for finishing chemo and I will be sending the positive vibes your way as well. xoxo

  4. Kimberly Reply

    You got this girl!!! I will be praying for a quick recovery. You are brave, strong and a fighter!!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thank you so much Kimberly!

  5. Kathleen DiPaolo Reply

    I have chills! SUCH a blessing!! I think about you ALL the time! HUGS and LOVE! xoxo, K

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thank you Kath…love you!

  6. Jil McDonald Reply

    Hi Linda, the fact that you have such great friends, shows so much about you!
    I love the idea of a party, complete with tiara.
    I’m thinking about you each and everyday. I’m glad you are hitting this hard, so it will be out of your system, and it’s all onwards and upwards from here.
    Much love and prayers, Brander and Jil xoxo

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thank you Jil. I so appreciate your support even from afar.

  7. Veronica Domurat Reply

    Hi Linda,
    Just catching up with you. I hope that you are feeling better. I don’t have a lot of good words to say but I can just send you blessings and a big hug. Keep going!!

  8. Kelly Reply

    I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers everyday Linda. You have made me realize what is really important in life! xo

    PS Love your tiara!

  9. deborah main Reply

    Nothing like being proactive and shaving your head. You go Linda!!! I remember all too well the traumatic day when my Mom’s hair fell out. She was so terribly upset….I wish I had thought of shaving it to spare her that torment. But once she settled into baldness she opted for a gimme hat and would flip it off with sass and a smile saying “wanna see my head? ” Gratitude is everywhere for you Linda and you are a shining example of how to approach your cancer. So glad you had a party with friends!! Thinking of you. Watch for pics of Venice!!! xoxo

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