Tick Tock… by Cassandra Carter

By | August 26, 2012

Every so often I find myself wishing a day – sometimes even a week – away to get on with the things I love doing. It might be a hike I’ve been planning for a few weeks, or even just a simple date night at home with the boy on a Friday night. My great uncle once pointed out that all the time you wish away will one day be the time you wish you had back – never (ever) wish a day away. Now, whenever I get those moments of angst, I remind myself to count the things that matter and the things that make my day everyday – it’s surprising how fast time will fly if you refocus your thoughts and energy.

Late last week I was cruising through the FFN’s twitter and catching up on the latest with some of our favourite bloggers. Beauty Buzz 411 posted this tweet and the FFN team decided it was only right to share the story of a young Vancouver girl named Lindsey, who has been dealt a difficult hand of cards. At only 16 years old, Lindsey has been diagnosed with leukemia and may only have a few more months to live.


The video below shares a bit more about Lindsey’s story.

Lindsey’s dad, Tony, has contacted the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver and is setting up a girls weekend for her so she can spend some precious time with her sister and best friends. The girls will be there from Wednesday, August 29th – Saturday, September 1st.

Crystal Jensen from Beauty Buzz 411 has taken a great step in helping set up goodie bags full of fun, pretty and girly items! Crystal is looking for companies and brands who would be interested in donating items for the 4 girls (aged 16-18). She has set up arrangements with the Four Seasons Hotel that all donations can be dropped off at the hotel under Crystal’s name before this Tuesday, August 28th. If you are interested in participating, please contact Crystal at [email protected]

If you have any questions, please let us know or send Crystal a Tweet! And the next time you are bored and wish the day would hurry up, take a second and count all the things you are grateful for and all the things that make you smile – never (ever) wish a day away.