Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.
~Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Indian Chief
Greetings from the land of attempting normalcy.
Pardon the silence, I have been trying to re-enter the normal zone and stop stressing about the big oncology follow-up appointment later this week where I will dish Tamoxifen with the oncologist find out when the vampires take blood, when I can schedule a flu shot (I know it can’t be in my surgery side) and so one.
Maybe it’s just me, now, but I get anxious getting into the new parts of treatment. I want to be calm, but sometimes my mind just whirls. Wish I could be calm like the wise owl I photographed this weekend at a fair. Unfortunately I am not built that way, which is probably why sleep is a somewhat fleeting thing.
Also sending up a prayer and a hug to a friend from high school who lost her mom suddenly a few days ago. Life is a fragile thing indeed and some days are just better than others…..
Today I am working on those grateful, zen moments. Life is definitely much more grand with the damn lump out.
Taa taa for now!
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.