Nearly a week ago, my beloved and I had a “wedding” in the desert. Why in quotes? Because, we were secretly wed on June 8, 2016; and 99% of our friends and family didn’t know. We chose April Fool’s Day as our “wedding” date, with a full Dune-inspired ceremony, dinner, dessert, dancing, and camping. And, of course, to announce our big secret. It was perfect. And we’re both still glowing.
Nearly 200 of our closest friends and family attended (some of whom we hadn’t seen in years), which has inspired today’s quote. Some say Karl Marx once said this…others say it’s a misinterpretation of what he originally said. Regardless, of who said it or what the original intent was, the message is still beautiful:
“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.”
And it’s so very true. Whether those people be friends, family, or friends you consider family ~ hold them close, never take them for granted, and cherish them…
Also, if you haven’t already, click here to go vote for who you think should win the Grand Prize for our coloring contest! The winner will have their design featured on a t-shirt, and all sale profits will be donated directly to the Endometriosis Foundation of America! Voting ends May 31, 2017.
Blogs I’ve updated this week:
Blood Biomarkers & Endometriosis – added a 2017 study regarding CA-125 levels and helping diagnose Endometriosis.
Reader’s Choice : Hysterectomies & Myomectomies Spreading Cancer? – added a 2017 report published in the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons regarding using specimen bags during morcellation procedures.