Sunday, March 2, 2014


If you read Sunday, March 2nd Stockton Record, you might be looking for the printable Caring Coupon .pdf! If so, here ya go! All you have to do is print, cut, and either staple or hole punch and attach with little rings or pretty twine/ribbon/ or string! You can either add in your own coupon ideas!

If you didn't read the Sunday Stockton Record, you still can! You can learn all about my amazing Cancer Fighting Winning Friend, DENISE! And her Incredibly Awesome Nurse, Sally! 

All I can tell you is that I have had an incredible time doing something to help a friend, and the bonus is, what I did to help a friend has the potential to help many many other people as well! I am thrilled to be associated with such kindness and good will.  

Caring Coupons are a way for Cancer Warriors to answer that inevitable question, "What can I do to help?" that is asked over and again by family and friends. The question is well-intended, I know, because I asked the same thing to Denise a few months back. 

I felt foolish asking, but I really wanted to know what I could do that would make a real difference in her life, not just give a gift bag of lotion.  Not that a gift bag or lotion is bad, it's NOT! I just wanted to do something... well... different.

Denise said she would think on it and she didn't just think... she went out and did some research! After interviewing fellow Cancer Warriors and thinking of her own life, she came up with a list of over 40 different ways I can help!

With delight, I turned those 40 lines of text into fun size graphics that could be printed for a coupon book. And now, when I, or anyone, asks Denise and her friends fighting cancer, "What can I do to help?" They can simply hand the coupon book to someone and say, ANYTHING OUT OF THERE WOULD BE  FANTASTIC! 

This is a good thing, because instead of being asked to do something I am not real good at, I can pick from the coupons something that I would be FABULOUS with! Like... taking kids out for a day, playing a game of Rummy in an afternoon, or weeding a garden!   

Caring Coupons are the bomb! Denise is the bomb! And I hope that the idea spreads like wild flowers (not fires) and the .pdf document is downloaded a gazillion times by people all over the world that want to help other Cancer Warriors! 

And you know what, this isn't just for cancer! Do you have a loved one down and out with Cystic Fibrosis, Lupus, Dialysis? Recovering from surgery, going through a depression, experiencing a tragedy of any kind...THIS is for them! These are CARING coupons... when you have someone that needs a little extra care -- these coupons could be a perfect gift.

So please, print a few, cut a few, make a few booklets and give a lift to someone in our life that needs a little (or a lot) of TLC.

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