THE only certain thing about life is death. How we live in the time between birth and death defines us. This may seem a bit morbid, but it's a fact that not many people want to accept.
Life can be filled with many surprises, good or bad. The good gives us hope, fills us with satisfaction. The bad beats us down, fills us with uncertainty. But often, it's the bad that defines our being, gives new meaning to a life that is as precious as it is fleeting.
This is especially so when you're stricken with cancer. For many, the spectre of death looms close and imminent. But in dealing with such diseases, let's not forget about life ... a life that is meant to be lived, and lived well.
Estee Lauder's “Look Good, Feel Better” workshops are held throughout the year, with efforts intensified during the month of October. These workshops are for breast cancer patients who are taken through a basic skincare regime and then let loose on the make-up! After the make-up, the ladies are up for another treat – having their hair styled and portraits taken.
One such session held recently saw a gathering of women from all walks of live with one common thread – breast cancer. You wouldn't have known it. There they were, all excited and having fun with the basic routines of skin care demonstrated to them by the trainers from Estee Lauder.
They epitomised the spirit of Celebrating Life; they embodied the nature of living. They're living their lives to the fullest, with or without breast cancer.