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Happy Birthday to ME

It was a cold, wet day, pounded by a constant downpour of rain. The sun did not show itself for a single second, but I knew it was still shining on me. I felt warm, joy-filled, loved and absolutely connected with my purpose all day long. The reason for my joy was because I was happy to be alive and celebrating that I lived to see another birthday! I not only had the energy to be actively engaged with a variety of fun activities all day, but I was totally… Read more Happy Birthday to ME

Make it Count

The challenges of life whether they be health issues, financial problems, petty inconveniences or even death happen for all of us. If you are on the planet more than a few years, there is zero chance of escaping difficulties that can break you down, tear you apart, or both. My philosophy of life has become one that supports the concept that if I must go through ___________in my life, then I want to make it COUNT. I want to be able to learn something that will make the rest of… Read more Make it Count

Forever Changed

As I observe myself move through each day I cannot help but feel grateful for any good that I can see, feel, hear or even taste. I have always been blessed by living a rather privleged life. I have a husband that is at my side to help me with whatever I may need, a family and many friends that love me, a comfortable home, great food to eat and a business that gives me opportunities to live out my life’s purpose while assisting others to do the same. I… Read more Forever Changed

Staying Awake

Now that the PLAY button for my life has been hit I have resumed living with enthusiasm and joyful action, which means I must not fall asleep and lose sight of why I am even here. Although I am not completely back to my normal self physically, since I am still dealing with the side effect of weakness in my legs, I am without a doubt, back in the game of life. What I’m noticing is present now on a regular basis, after being absent for many months is DESIRE.… Read more Staying Awake

Finish Lines and Prizes

Since beginning this cancer adventure I often felt as if I was a participant in some sort of weird physical and emotional contest. It involved me trying to keep my strength, sanity, and sense of humor in the face of unrelenting side effects of cancer treatment. It hasn’t felt like a battle against cancer, but more like an endurance challenge filled with countless opportunities to keep on going when my strength was absent and my reserves were almost gone. I don’t see myself as a fighter. I’m more the pacifist… Read more Finish Lines and Prizes

A New Twist

One thing I have learned on this cancer adventure is that I cannot predict what is coming next. I have been repeatedly surprised in good ways, such as when I would experience a dramatic shift from ick to feeling hungry on the same day or when my white blood cell count would return to normal almost overnight or when I went from feeling half-dead to believing I received the blood of a strong and vital lumberjack midway through a transfusion. I have also had what one would call not-so-good surprises.… Read more A New Twist

Speed Bumps

Since I began this cancer and treatment journey I have periodically felt as if my progress was buzzing along in a positive direction. I was optimistic about my improvement. Things were in flow. I felt confident that I was winning the contest against cancer and it’s evil sister, treatment. Unfortunately, those times have typically been short-lived, which created a sensation similar to driving over a speed bump. All of a sudden smooth and predictable turns into a rough and rude awakening that I must slow down. I don’t know about… Read more Speed Bumps

Good News ~ Bad News

I am noticing that both life in general and cancer have a lot in common. There are elements of both that create fear or can cause one to rejoice. It has become my focus to take what I am learning from my response to cancer so I can apply it to everyday life and grow a stronger muscle of self-awareness. There’s always good news as well as the potential for what we refer to as bad news. You get both. You cannot manipulate or control things so that you only… Read more Good News ~ Bad News