it’s how many you’re brave enough to walk through.
As in anything in life, it’s about courage…belief in oneself, feeling that strength of someone’s belief in you, only fuel courage.
I find that as I still get tested for cancer periodically, I still battle the fear of re-occurrence. It takes courage to go alone to the doctor’s and face the possibility of cancer, but for a few years now, I have walked in with the knowledge deep in my soul that I’ve already endured this and if I have to, I can do it again.
But it’s not so easy as you know to endure cancer or any of the situations in life that we have endured. It takes immense self-love, patience, strength, courage, wisdom, hope and the ability to realize that we are all connected so that you can ask for help. Because regardless of what you think, you are not alone.
I found that those who had endured a similar cancer diagnosis ‘got’ what I was talking about and with them (some of whom were complete strangers) I felt that connection immediately ~ somebody understood…but I also learned a lesson for myself. One that I am still learning everyday.
SELF – LOVE. I don’t mean the kind that makes your ego pump up, nor the type which keeps you self-absorbed…but the kind that allows you to treat yourself as you would your best friend, saying kind words, being hopeful and hand-holding instead of criticizing, degrading and being just plain mean to yourself.
For me, it’s a vigilance to keep that criticizing voice out of my head. I am normally a positive person, but I can be hard on myself at times and I am working on changing that aspect.
This is a growing year for me and I am embracing the changes that it is heralding…and I hope you will as well!
The door is open my friends
Let’s walk through that door together!