I just read a quote by Elbert Hubbard and I had to laugh. It said, "Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."
In the years before cancer, that was definitely not me. I took everything seriously. Having cancer and now being a survivor has most certainly made me rethink about how I view life. Why is it that people get so bent out of shape about so many things? Why does everything have to be just so? Or, even worse, why does it have to be my way? I have learned to step back and ask myself, "Will it matter a year from now, a month from now, a week from now or even tomorrow?" If I can honestly answer "No" to any of those questions; then I really don't need to worry. I can live my life without trying to please everyone and at the same time not expect everyone else around to please me. I can be myself and allow others to be themselves as well.