We’re adding fun, inspiring and informative pins to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® Pinterest boards all the time. Below, see some highlights of what we’ve pinned so far this spring, and to see all of the tidbits we’ve collected from the far reaches of the internet, visit the Komen 3-Day Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/the3day. On our Creative Fundraising board, we share ideas you can use to raise money for the 3-Day®. Silent auctions are a common fundraising strategy amongst 3-Dayers, and here, we found some terrific ideas for themed baskets you can auction or sell. We have an entire board with Portraits of Inspiration, images that we’ve found and we hope will inspire you too with their beauty. This shot of lovely pink fall leaves was, oddly enough, one of our favorite images from this spring. The Happy & Healthy board is where we pin the great health/wellness/fitness finds we discover, like this brilliant list of ways to incorporate more water into your daily nutritional regimen. If there’s one thing the internet loves, it’s quotes. Well, we love them too, so we pin regularly to our Quotable Quotes board. Pinterest is a great site for education, as well as inspiration, so we share facts and statistics we find on our Breast Cancer Facts board. This one definitely inspires. Remember to follow the 3-Day on Pinterest so you never miss the new and exciting morsels we pin every week.
Most people understand hope as wishful thinking, as in “I hope something will happen.” But that is a watered down version of what hope really is. Hope is the “the happy and confident anticipation of good.” When we embrace hope on purpose, it influences our thoughts, our attitudes, our outlook and the way we speak. When you have hope, you speak with authority.
Words are not simply sounds caused by air passing through your larynx. Words have real power. Words can do more than convey information; they can translate a desire into a physical reality. The power of our words can actually restore a broken spirit. I’ve personally witnessed the positive power of hope on the 3-Day, at every event! Like tools, our words can be used to help us reach our goals because the words we speak are actually the overflow of our hearts. And the hearts of our 3-Day family are full of compassion, love and determination.
Hope is not a wait-and-see attitude but an action we must choose to take on purpose each day. It’s the sometimes unexplainable, but always undeniable feeling that today would be a bad day to give up. Never assume that where you’ve been or where you are is as good as it gets. Hope believes boldly, decides daringly, speaks firmly and perseveres passionately. So LIVE with hope and encourage others to “Do Something Huge” and join us on our 3-Day journey. We will NEVER give up!