In all fairness, it is October 1st, the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month and I am blessed to still be here after almost 12 years of dealing with this disease. So, please allow me a few words of wisdom from where I sit. Because you see, it’s not been an easy road for me nor for any of my family. There have been many crossroads that now when I reflect on my life, many different scenarios could have occurred. There’s been a large learning curve for me, one that if I could perhaps shorten for someone else, I’d gladly do it. Because, life ain’t easy my friends…but with baby steps, it’s do-able.
I’m a huge sky watcher. I adore sunrises, sunsets, and pretty clouds like the ones above in my picture. I love to be out on the water where the sky meets the sea. Or at the beach where the ocean, the sand and the sun all meet. In times of trouble, you can find me there as the sea, the sky, and the sand between my toes, bring me a calm like no other.
I look up for different reasons though. It’s just not all about God for me when I look up. It’s about space, time, and imagination. It’s about the vastness of the world and how little I am. It stretches me out of my comfort zone and many times out of my own head. Looking up fills me with wonder and with enthusiasm for this great big Universe in which we live. It breaks me free from my own inner torment and pain, a soothing balm to my broken body and heart. It is a reminder that we are all connected. That we are all one.
Looking up gives me strength, encouragement and lightens my heart. It fills me up with enthusiasm. There’s nothing like looking up to see the sun coming over the trees, knowing a new dawn, a new day is beginning! Optimism reigns on a new day that can bring anything wonderful! For I am here! I am alive. I am free.
As the sun sets in its beautiful array of crimson, I am grateful for having enjoyed the chance to be here and to experience this day ~ whatever it has brought to me.
I am not so Pollyanna as to be all roses and skippy happy all the time. I recall days when I did not feel as grateful for what I was presently enduring. There were days that I wished otherwise. I know. I remember. I do not forget them. Those are the days that have made me stronger. They have made me actually feel my faith in myself and others. They are the days and nights when I looked up to the skies to search for answers which were all inside of me.
It’s October 1st, the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Do me a favor, look up to the sky and smile today. Just smile for we are here.
P.S. Don’t forget to say Rabbit Rabbit!