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Joan Lunden

Joan's Blog / / August 30, 2016

 

On August 1st, I decided to take a challenge on Instagram where I would post a picture every day for the entire month that represented what it meant to me to be #StillSurviving. It was a surprisingly rewarding and fulfilling experience that forced me to stop and think about what I was thankful for and what drives me to keep going. I was touched by how many people joined me in this to make August truly a month to remember for me!    
 
It seems like so many of us are leading crazy busy lives these days. Days can often be filled with stress and after a  while we can tend to miss the wonderful little moments that make life wonderful. I know that being a new cancer survivor, my experiences made me a lot more cognizant and appreciative of the little joys in my life.
 
But the truth is, aren’t we all still surviving something? It doesn't have to be a life threatening disease. It might be the loss of love one, a bad break up, an argument with your teenager (yes we do need to survive those), or maybe it was just a crummy day. Big or small, they make an imprint on us and sometimes we have to work a little harder to consciously look for those things that bring us joy in our life. For me, this could be a beautiful sunset, my dog Bentley cuddling by my side, a great book, or even my morning cup of coffee.
 
So, I decided to share these small moments that bring me happiness and celebrate the little joys that remind me that I am #StillSurviving. Here are some of my favorite highlights from last month:
 
 

And I was blown away and truly inspired by some of the wonderfully artsy pics from some of you! Here are a few I found inspiring...

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About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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