Writing the next chapter

“Life is like a book. Some chapters are sad, some are happy and some are exciting, but if you never turn the page, you will never know what the next chapter has in store for you.” Seline Shenoy

I think one of the hardest things to do in life is to move on; to be able to turn the page on where we are and continue with the story.  When we are down and out, with little or no hope in sight it’s easy to move on to the next chapter of our lives, but when things are going great and we are on top of the world, the last thing we want to do is shut the book, douse the light and say goodbye, no one does.  But I have always loved the surprises, no matter if they are good or bad, I simply enjoy the unexpected twists and turns, the plot twists, because they always add a bit of excitement to the adventure; the kind of excited you get on a roller coaster, where fear and elation run hand and hand together laughing maniacally.  As life would have it, my recent ride on cloud nine has been suddenly darkened by a health crisis of pretty epic proportions and I find myself turning to Seline Shenoy’s blog, The Dream Catcher.  I have been a follower of hers for quite some time now, and when I find myself wanting to simply lay my book open on the end table with the last sentence of the chapter unread, or flipping through pages trying to skip to the last line, overly ready to see what happens next, I click her blog and once again remind myself of how to move on to the next chapter in my life.  Do yourself a favor and take a trip by her blog and do a little reading, I have a feeling you will stay awhile.

The Book of Daniel event opened on the 10th and runs through the 20th to help benefit Daniel Estro of Zerkalo.  Here is the information provided on the Facebook page for the event.
Daniel Estro, 29 years old, (co-owner of Zerkalo, Shiny Shabby and The Crossroads) has cancer and desperately needs our help. The fight for his life began when doctors discovered a malignant tumor in his brain, about 7 centimeters in diameter. Daniel underwent life-threatening surgery to remove the tumor. The surgery went well. However, several weeks later what was left of the tumor spread throughout his brain and started affecting his brain function.. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy as well as radiotherapy. He is fighting as hard as he can to survive but as many of you might know, fighting cancer is very expensive. We have been trying our absolute best to help them financially and we still are. But we need your help. We are doing everything humanly possible and it’s just not enough. We need your help.

Please help us save him. If you find the kindness in your heart to help, you will be saving not one life but two. His RL/SL wife, Anais, is 28 years old and Daniel is all she has. Zerkalo was their only source of income and Anais is unable to work without Daniel because he was the brand’s designer and mesh creator. They are so young and in love. They are two pieces of one whole, they give meaning to each other’s stories, and one cannot exist without the other. Please help us support these wonderful people in every way that we can. They could have their whole lives ahead of them, and it’s up to us whether they do or not. Even the smallest bit of help will make an enormous difference, so please remember what you do will help save two beautiful lives.

We know that to you they might be strangers or just someone you have seen from afar here and there, but just like you and I, they are two real people facing very difficult obstacles, and needing all the help in the world.

Help today, for tomorrow you might be the one who needs it!

With the move going on, I still managed to run over to the event to check things out and trust me, you will be amazed at all the fantastic offerings from so many of the grids top designers and your Lindens will be flying out of your wallet, but you get to feel good about it this time!  I absolutely adore this sweater dress from *COCO* available at the event with it’s chic high necked, high hemline design, very reminiscent of the 1960’s, which means I just HAD to add it to my closet!  I was doubly excited when I realized the dress went perfectly with Petit Chat’s Beaded Sandals, also an exclusive to The Book of Daniel event!  The shoes are available in a wide variety of colors with a bunch of options to change parts of the shoe as well, making them very versatile, making them a MUST have for your closet!  Hurry on over, you only have a couple of days left, and I have a feeling you will be kicking yourself in the ass if you miss this chance to help out one of our own and pick up wonderful items at the same time!

The Fashion Details
Body – Maitreya
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Maitreya%20Isle/128/133/24

Head – LeLutka
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LeLutka/128/128/26

Skin – DeeTaleZ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/DeeTaleZ/127/128/265

Eyes – IKONTriumph – Apex
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/501

Hair – EntwinedDani @ The Book of Daniel
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RK%20Poses/154/146/2501

Earrings – LAKSHMI Cosmo 4th Anniversary Gift
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chimera%20Island/87/186/24

Dress – *COCO*High Neck Knit Dress – Beige @ The Book of Daniel
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RK%20Poses/154/146/2501

Bracelets – SecretsLux Bracelet – Gold (prior Cosmopolitan Exclusive)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Depraved%20Nation/223/32/26

Shoes – Petit Chat Beaded Sandals
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RK%20Poses/154/146/2501

Have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to always stay true to your style and make today’s trends in fashion and home decor work for you!
~Jade~ 
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