Posted: by Jo Monday, 30 September 2019 @ 11:41
October is always a month which sees Breast
Cancer highlighted across the country, with various events encouraging us to
wear pink, to raise awareness of the need to keep fund-raising and supporting
research and care charities.
Here at Mantra, every month is a fund-raising
month, as we work with nine charities throughout the year to raise money for
their particular cause. Breast Cancer is no exception, as we seek to support
the excellent work done by Breast Cancer Haven.
This month, we have picked the mantra which
is linked to our Heart Necklace for Breast Cancer Haven, as the one to focus on
and learn from:
‘You’re someone special. Someone
strong. Someone loved’.
This powerful phrase is a great mantra for a
friend or loved one who is going through a tough time – either because of
illness, or some other difficulty or upset in their lives. Sometimes, we all
need a reminder of how special we are, and how much love there is out there for
us – from colleagues, neighbours and acquaintances, as well as from close family
I am going to try harder this month to say
this mantra – maybe not in these exact words, but finding words that work for
me - to people I know and love, to let them know how special I think they are.
It can be easy to make an assumption that people know how we feel, so we often
fail to express our admiration or respect for friends and loved ones.
It is also good to be reminded of how strong we
are, as we don’t always feel strong or courageous when we are going through
something difficult. It is only when we come out the other side do we realise
how much inner strength and determination we must have had, to pull us through.
It is often other people’s belief in us that
helps us to believe in ourselves. If we have a major challenge ahead of us –
from taking our exams, to running a marathon, to going through some difficult
treatment – it is often someone else’s belief in us, that we are strong enough
to handle it, and to get through it well – which ignites our own determination
So, this month, let’s all find ways to remind
people how special they are. To let our friends, partners and family know how
much we love them, respect them, and care about them. And how much we admire
their resilience, their determination, their perseverance.
A positive and uplifting phrase, meant well
and expressed sincerely, can make all the difference to how someone feels.
Share your stories with us – have you gone
out of your way to tell someone what they mean to you, this month?
To remind you to live this month’s mantra,
our Heart Necklace for Breast Cancer Haven is 15% off this month,
but we will still be giving our 25% donation of the FULL retail price to the