“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
These famous words were once uttered by Audrey Hepburn and are so poignant but can mean a great deal more to someone who is facing breast cancer treatment. Whether it’s a kind word, a cup of tea, or a beautiful new scarf, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to show someone you care. Being cared for is a basic life need, as important as the air we breathe and the water we drink. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is the perfect opportunity to spread some love to those who are or have been battling cancer. Below are some ways you can brighten someone’s day by letting them know you care.
Create a “Sunshine Basket” ☀️
John Denver once sang “sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy!” and you really can’t look at the color yellow and feel sad. Fill a basket with all things yellow, soaps, Golden Grahams, Twinkies, instant lemonade packets, hand cream, candles, popcorn, and anything you can find donned in the cheery color of yellow. We promise you’ll have as much fun putting this basket together as the lucky recipient will have opening it. When you are done, head here for a free printable tag. This is a touching gesture that will brighten someone’s day, especially someone who is going through treatment.
For October, if you wanted to wanted to get into the swing of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you could do the same thing with the color pink! Look for soaps, snacks, gifts, and more that would be helpful, sentimental, and fun.
Bon Appetit! 🍽️
Taking a mundane task such as buying or cooking dinner off their plate can go a long way. There is something comforting about making someone food when they are going through a difficult time. Just make sure if you go with this route you find out if they have any current food adversaries—sometimes Chemotherapy can alter the taste in certain foods. Also make sure you note dietary restrictions for not only the person going through treatment but everyone you’re cooking for, such as a family. We especially like this easy creamy potato soup, it’s a large enough batch for a family, and you can pair it with crusty bread and toppings such as cheddar cheese, bacon, and scallions, add in a nice bottle of white wine and brownies and you’ve got a meal fit for a queen.
Buy a book or magazine subscription 📚
Typically chemotherapy is given in cycles and is followed by more aggressive treatment, in short, the individual who is going through treatment has a long road ahead of them. Take their mind off of it by helping them get lost in a book they can’t put down. Pick one of your favorites off your list, take the suggestions of a bookstore clerk, or read up on the latest bestsellers. Reading can take you to another world and is a nice respite for someone dealing with very heavy things in their life. If you decide to do this, don’t forget to write an inspirational inscription on the inside cover. This is a heartwarming gift that will be treasured for a long time so make sure you give your inscription some thought. Here are some ideas to get you started.
These are just a few ideas of the endless ocean out there to help someone and show them you care, and can be a fun surprise during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink Ribbons strives to assist each woman who walks through our doors regain or maintain her self-esteem and good body image that may have been altered during and after treatment. We offer several services such as breast prosthesis, mastectomy bras, post-op care, wigs, and much more. Call us today to plan your visit at 901-417-6060 or email us today with any questions.