A “mustard-seed” and ME

A “mustard-seed” and ME

A “mustard-seed” and ME

Written by Sharon Cecil

Mustard-Seed_2_311x311I have worn a mustard seed charm (amulet) necklace for almost 26 years after a diagnosis of cancer.  The mustard seed is coupled with an ATTITUDE charm on one necklace.  HOPE and Faith go together like Love and Marriage.

A few years later, my husband and I started We Survive, to educate, empower, and inspire our community to promote hope and complete body wellness in order to achieve optimal health.

“So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.” ~~ Florence Nightingale

Adversities are varied and many need medical attention when it comes to our body, mind and spirit.  Adversity can lead to uncertainty.  As a nurse, my specialty is Psychiatric and Mental Health nursing.  I wonder if you have ever thought about how nurses bring people back to life.  I will say that if you only fix one part of the problem, the rest of the body may have difficulty feeling completely balanced.

In 2015, while working with the homeless population, a young wide-eyed innocent and enthusiastic girl seemed to have an answer to life’s problems.  This 4 year old homeless child said to a group of people, “If you have hope, you are happy.”

We can restore balance in our lives when we take a simple concept, such as HOPE and work with it.  Like Florence Nightingale said about the “mustard-seed,” you can let it take root and watch it grow into a mustard plant.  Just like an apple, there is a question that lingers, which I will ask about a mustard seed—how many seeds come from a mustard plant?

With 2016 being an election year, all forms of media are surrounding us as if they were a wagon train.  This has led to media frenzy.  There is commentary everywhere on raised voices, lack of tolerance, bullying, protests, etc. Multiple issues such as joblessness, healthcare, taxes, and so much more are a great concern to Americans.

What can we do to come together and show our support for the future of America?




for a

Brighter Future


You may ask, “How can one person make a difference?” or “How can I cast a vote for Hope?”

Florence Nightingale is known as ”the Lady with the Lamp,” because she carried a lantern as she make her rounds to hospitalized patients and homes.  As she revolutionized nursing, she became an icon for the nursing profession and impacted healthcare around the world with her “crusade to save lives.”

How can one person make a difference

It takes one person with an idea connecting with a community.  You can read Florence Nightingale’s story to see how she made a tremendous difference.


How can I cast a vote for Hope?

video picture1November 5, LIGHTFEST Re-Ignited

Shine a Light of HOPE


November 8,  Election Day

Be sure to VOTE


November 5, 2016 LIGHT UP!

We ask that on November 5, at 6pm Eastern Time, wherever you are around the world, display a Light of Hope.  It can be a porch light, candle, cell phone or flashlight…spread the word to friends and family.  This can be done as a group or individually.  You can do your activity on November 5 or anytime throughout the year.  Contact us at lightfest@wesurvive.org for more information.