Last year I met three amazing women; Julie Houlker, Glenda Standeven and Michelle Rickaby. These three women are great friends who have encountered similar, extraordinary life circumstances; cancer, to be specific.
Their book, Choosing to Smile, is a must-read. It is beautifully written, honest and so very inspiring. Their message to anyone facing diversity in their lifetime is simple: choose happiness above whatever life throws your way, choose to smile.
In late 2010 Julie’s health began to deteriorate and she is now in hospice. Through her struggles she has added something to her bucket list that each of us can help her out with: she wants to see Choosing To Smile become a Canadian Best Seller.
Since being published less than one year ago, Choosing To Smile has sold over 1500 copies. To become a Canadian Best Seller, they need to reach 5000 copies. You may purchase the book online, or at several locations throughout BC.
A committee has been formed to help Julie’s dream come true, by collecting funds to purchase the books for cancer survivors. Donations to this initiative can be made at any Envision Credit Union, to account #1455864.
Please help to complete Julie’s bucket list. The book is truly inspirational, and so are the stories of these three amazing local women. Bless you Julie, Glenda and Michelle.