Feel Good Fridays!

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Photo by Richard T. Reyes

It’s FRIDAY!!!

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.

Vote for The Coloring Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner!

That’s right!  You get to choose, my lovely readers!

Over the past several months, we have held a Bloomin’ Uterus Endometriosis Awareness Coloring Contest.  Each month that we received submission, a winner was chosen.  The contest ended March 31, 2017, and now YOU get to choose the Grand Prize Winner!

What the heck does that mean?  That means you vote and I’ll work with Teespring.com to make sure the winning image is screenprinted on a t-shirt, and 100% of the sale profits of those shirts will be donated to the Endometriosis Foundation of America!

So, you ready?  Fill out the voting field below the last picture and submit!  If you dont see the submission form, please email me here.  Voting closes on May 31, 2017.  Please only vote once.  And please don’t vote for a submission simply because someone asks you to – vote for the one you think best deserves to win. ❤

Sept Winner - 2
Submission One
Oct Winner - 2
Submission Two
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Submission Three

Good luck to our three contestants!!!