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jayne2 We recently sat down with Jayne to find out what keeps her flourishing.  Here’s what she had to say…

Who is your hero?
My hero is most definitely my beloved Max.  Max was my seven year old son who passed away from leukemia.  He was incredibly brave, strong and courageous.
We called him our brave warrior and that he was.  Even when he was very sick, he made us laugh, was quietly patient and kind, seldom complaining. He wasn’t worried about himself, he cared about others and how he could reach out to them.  He has changed my life forever.  Every day, I try to live my life in a way that would make him proud. I strive to incorporate all of his
wonderful characteristics into my approach to life.

2. What is your favorite quote?
I have a few favorite quotes but these two I look at every day:
“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future.  You must
break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the
unfamiliar and the unknown”–Denis Waitley
As someone who has a hard time taking risks and stepping outside the box,
this quote is a good reminder that I need to be comfortable with feeling
uncomfortable.  Feeling uncomfortable is a sign that I’m pushing outside of
my box, growing and challenging myself.  Someone once said to me:  It’s not
about playing it safe….that’s my new motto.
“Life turns out best for those who make the best out of the way life turns
out”-author unknown.  I see this everyday as I leave the house.

3.  If you were a pair of shoes, what kind would you be and why?
I would like to be a pair of stylish, fashionable leather boots with a
great, bold design that would turn heads.  To me, leather boots are
practical, durable and able to weather the toughest storms. Yet they can be
very stylish, stand out in a crowd and say I’m bold and unique.

4.  What keeps you flourishing?
Spending quality time with my family and close friends keeps me flourishing.
I love to be connected with those I care about. I enjoy laughing hard and
I’m my brother’s best audience.  He has always made me gut laugh over the
years. I also enjoy exercising and eating well.  When I take good care of
myself, I have so much more to give to others.

5.  I can’t wait to…..
See our non-profit, Max’s Blue Butterfly, blossom with great success so we
can help  fund research to help fight childhood cancers (and hopefully find
a cure someday).  To me, that would be the best gift of all.

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