Today as I was driving to pick up my grandchildren from school, I couldn't help but notice the blue sky above. It was filled with puffy white clouds and the sun was warm and bright. Suddenly, I realized that at this precise moment in time, I didn't have a care in the world. It was shut out by the beauty that surrounded me. Immediately, my thoughts went to how much I have to be thankful for. The more I thought, the longer the list became.
I'm alive and I feel good. I am healthy and well. I have a great husband. I have 2 wonderful daughters and son-in-laws. I have 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. I have caring friends. I have hair, etc. You see, in 2001, I was told that I had Non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer, Stage 3 and had only 6-9 mos. to live, if I did not take the traditional chemo treatment. And here I am, it is 2011. Life is good.
Looking back I can see the hand of God so clearly in my life. Back then, I wondered if the above day would ever be a part of my life. There is quite a story as to how I arrived at this day; which is why, after saying I would, actually beginning and then setting it aside, I have decided to devote the next year to completing my story in book form.
But for now, I will just say that your lifestyle is very important and plays a vital part in your recovery. By that I mean, first and foremost, your attitude. Being thankful, forgiving others and loving yourself are all major players in your road to recovery. In addition to the type of treatment you choose, you can choose how you will live your life through this journey.