Beginning Again–November 2009

Happy All Saints’ Day.

November is the month when we traditionally think of Thanksgiving, but there are many other special days, weeks, and month-long commemorations.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, American Diabetes Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, and Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month. As you can tell, this is a month particularly given to the awareness of several serious diseases. However, it is also National Family Caregivers Month. Many times the spouses and family of those with serious conditions are forgotten in the equation.

From their material: “NFC Month is organized annually by the National Family Caregivers Association as a time each year to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers. “This year we are encouraging people to speak up during National Family Caregivers Month,”said Suzanne Mintz, NFCA president and CEO. “One of the most important attributes of being an advocate for your loved one is the willingness and the ability to speak up and keep your eye on the ultimate goal, protecting not only the health and safety of your loved ones, but your own as well.”

Remember to keep an eye on those who are keeping an eye on others.

Lastly, for those other budding writers out there, November is National Novel Writing Month. Only 29 more days to go. We can do it. This is our year.

Pore over it and pour it on.

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