If there was a lesson I learned from my experiences over this past weekend, it was stop jumping to conclusions before you get all the facts. Easier said than done… right?
Momentarily bad days make us feel like our whole life is in the pits . A little overly dramatic, right? But then , in my case, my greatest strength is my imagination and creativity-they bring great joy to my life. However, they can also become my greatest nemesis!
My mind can conjure up some ghastly outcomes to my on-going fight against breast cancer. That is what happened over the weekend. My imagination was completely out of control until it was reined back in by a caring doctor with calm reassurances.
Last night I slept in a deep slumber that evaded me for two previous nights. When I woke up I made myself stop and write down a list of things I was grateful for. Modern medicine being one of them-yes I am living on the edge-I just happen to be more aware of it when confronted with the fact that one person’s definition of a” critically low” white cell count is another person’s ” normal.”
But then haven’t we all been living on the edge since we took our first breath? Thanks to modern medicine we might not have found cures for all cancers but today millions of people are living with cancer and enjoying every extra minute it gives them!
I mentioned yesterday that Janet Bender loved the idea of the ” wind phones ” and thought how cool it would be for each country and state within our country to find a beautiful spot and build a ” booth.” Old landline phones could be donated-and what about giving someone grieving a landline phone as a type of memorial. I thought about this idea after reading about how one mother discovered her four year old daughter , on a play princess phone, talking to her ” Grandy” ( grandmother) updating her on her day. ” Mama told me you can’t talk back ” Grandy” but that’s okay-just listen please! ??”
So if anyone has some ideas on implementing ” wind phones” please join in! Thanks Janet!
So until tomorrow…Remember BREATHE… it’s just a bad day, not a bad life!
Today is my favorite day! Winnie the Pooh