T.O.P.'s Tuesday started as a weekly focus on the memories of Heidi and the publication of my first book, Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey. Over the years it has developed into the one day a week I share some of the things closer to my heart and writing and speaking tidbits. Today I encourage you to think about the one thing you hope to accomplish this month.
My "one" thing, although there is always a list (or two, lol) maintained in my life, there is one I am determined to achieve and succeed with. Last month I decided to join the Great Cycle Challenge to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. They allow each participant to set their own goals. Since I haven't been on my bicycle much since our daughter was five, I started small (or so I thought) with 100 miles, this averages to about 3.5 miles a day. If you visit my page, click here, you'll notice I'm below where I need to be BUT I assure you I plan to persevere. My initial goal was 50 miles and I thought that was kind of wimpy but now I'm thinking for me, it was more realistic. Yet with Miss Lillian's brain cancer return, I am reminded, the #GCCUSA is meant to be a challenge so I'm thankful for not taking the easy way out.
My goal to ride 100 miles for Miss Lillian and her twin sister, Miss Emma is the ONE thing I'm striving to acccomplish this month. If you'd like to follow my journey, visit my Great Cycle Challenge Page by Clicking Here. If you'd like to donate to help me reach my $500 goal, thank you so much. The monies are used to fund cancerresearch for kids!! These are the strongest, most determined, and inspirational little fighters a person will meet in a life time.
I've traveled the cancer journey with great aunts, aunts, a friend, and then my Mom this past year. Their strength and will to fight amazed me but there is something in the eyes and spirit of a diagnosed child and their family that touches your heart and life in a way you can't put into words. I ride this month for Miss Lillian and her twin sister, Miss Emma. Cancer doesn't only effect the diagnosed, the entire family and community are touched and affected.
I dedicate this blog, song, and this month's ride to Miss Lillian and Miss Emma! You've got this ladies!
What is your ONE thing this month?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323