Meet Mimi Tran: Cancer survivor. Philanthropist. Community maker.
Home is Southlake for the last 20 years. It’s where my kids grew up and where we have many of our family and friends.
I love playing practical jokes — especially on my guy friends.
I’m a figure — and I am stronger than I think.
Take a deep breath and try to relax. Try to keep yourself busy, and try to continue with day-to-day activities, whether through work or a relaxing activity.
I learned in my late 30s that if you give and expect nothing and return, you will get so much more back. That’s what I live by now: Do things that you love and give fully of your heart without expectations.
The first event was a pancake breakfast at the Cheesecake Factory. It started at 7 am, and the team came together and created an amazing event! It was special to see all who came to support, from the mayor to the city council, and everyone around town. This community is so amazing! The icing on the cake was our ability to present a check to help pay down deductibles and bills to our first cancer recipient, Tanya, who is a school custodian fighting ovarian cancer.
I love our Southlake Town Square. We’ve seen it grow so much in 20 years. I love the restaurants around town, especially Sushi Sam, Malai, Thailicious, Armend's and Del Frisco's Grille.
Live. Laugh. Love.
I love to read quotes to remind me that we are all good. My favorite go-to quotes are:
“No one is you and that is your power.” —Zig Ziglar
“Being wanted feeds the ego. Being valued feeds the soul.” —Peaceful minds
“My life is about to be incredible. I am ready.” —Law of Attraction
I believe that I should treat myself best before I can treat others. I try to exercise at least three times a week. These past couple of weeks have been challenging with Covid-19. I do a lot of stretching during the day. I try to treat myself to massages to keep the stress level down.
I believe in letting go of things that I cannot control. This one is hard to do, but once you can truly do it, it’s freeing.
The more I concentrate on giving of others without any expectation in return, I fee as thought I am feeding my soul.