Mesothelioma Awareness Day approaches once again. It’s on September 26 and comes as always with opportunities for mesothelioma-related activities and advocacy. But what if you’re not feeling up to running in a race or attending a conference? Or you prefer privacy to calling the media or your congressional representatives? No worries. You are coping with mesothelioma. Taking care of yourself right now is your top priority. Do only what you can and what feels right for you. There are many things you can do to acknowledge Mesothelioma Awareness Day in a personal way if you want to do so.
10 Personal Ways to Observe Mesothelioma Awareness Day
- Read poetry or passages from one of your favorite books
- Write a real letter to someone, not just an email
- Take time to really listen to music. Lie down and close your eyes, allowing the music to fill your mind.
- Invite a friend over for lunch, less pressure than preparing dinner.
- Not feeling like eating? Invite a friend over for tea.
- Plant something. Even supermarkets and pharmacies sell little plants in pots. You can transplant a plant from the plastic container it comes in to a larger nicer planter or into your yard.
- Make a donation of even a small amount to mesothelioma research. The sponsor of Mesothelioma Circle, Kazan Law, is very active in funding mesothelioma research through their firm’s foundation. They can help you do this.
- Take a drive with a spouse, family member or close friend to a body of water – a lake, river or even a park with a pond. Being near water can be very soothing.
- Allow yourself to skip watching the news or reading the newspaper on Mesothelioma Awareness Day.
- Look at photos and take time to appreciate the people who have been in your life and the good times you have shared with them.