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How To Change Your Fate


“We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.” – Amy Tan

So what do you believe?  Honestly now.  Do you believe that you can change your fate or do you believe that it is written in stone somewhere?  I’d love to hear what you think because I find it interesting.  I don’t even plan on stopping dreaming.  Even in my darkest days battling breast cancer, or dare I say my loneliest nights when the negatives beckoned to me, I held on tightly to the smallest shred of light.  Sure, I spent time pondering if it was my fate to die by cancer, but then I stopped wondering and started being proactive and shredding those negative feelings.  Fate could have me believe that it could kill me, but I had other plans.  I’m not being controversial by saying that by my will alone I am still here without re-occurrence for I have witnessed too many friends succumb to disease who fought hard and long for a cure to the ills which wracked their human body and many times their spirits.

I am grateful for this life I lead.  I never take it for granted even when I am flying high from being pronounced NED (no evidence of disease).  Nope, not me.  I just continue on my path, trying to do my best each and everyday.  And when I fall down and bump my spirit, I find courage again through my support system of kind souls who remind me that I am able to continue to take baby steps.  I believe.  I have faith.  I have hope.

I am blessed with hands to hold and hearts which hold mine tenderly. 

For you, I offer my hands and heart when you need a friend.

Reach out ~ there’s always a lifeline.

Shine On!