Life is a gift

Monday, July 29, 2013

Life is not waiting for the storm to pass -- but go out and play in the rain! Thank God for everything -- never, never, never forget you are loved.

These words are dedicated to my many SP friends who have been supporting me with their warm comments. Many of you have commented on my positive attitude. There are some rules to keeping positive that apply to more than just cancer and today I want to share how I have learned to stay positive in the hope that it will encourage others trying to reach a goal!

Today is chemo day and the new regime...I am not afraid of chemo, I have been through chemo before but what I am “fighting” is the “what ifs” because small cells can build resistance really fast!

So the first thing I did was ask myself what I would say to cancer if I could.

I got so mad at you as I went through loss, anger and depression but you didn't keep me down as I discovered hope. To share this discovery is the best thing. It gave me options, value and meaning to my diagnosis. Once I saw this you made me figure out my own way to deal with this diagnosis. I learned about myself, what I am made of and I wanted to share this to help others who go through life's challenges!

Cancer puts me to the test but it also brings out the best in me. A cancer diagnosis changes you forever. I will always remember the moment it came. And through it all friends help me suck up the positives from others. And yes some of these friends are cats!!!

Cats are Wonderful Friends

Gentle eyes that see so much,
paws that have the quiet touch,
Purrs to signal “all is well”
and show more love than words could tell.
Graceful movements touched with pride,
a calming presence by our side 

The other thing that I did was to follow SP's advice and keep positive motivational quotes all over my house and just for fun, I thought I would share with you, because I just didn't follow the norm! I did my own thing! So I hope that you enjoy as much as I do! (I used if "Life gives you lemon ideas")

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.  You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president.  You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis
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