Sunday, June 25, 2006
Nice ending to a great week
After reflecting on my life as it is, I've discovered that I'm pretty lucky. A couple of months after being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer I'm actually feeling better, not worse. I'm having some kind of fun everyday. I've visited with people that I haven't seen in a long time. I've laughed - A LOT!
I was asked the other night what advice I would give someone now that I know about my health. My answer was immediate. I said, live with no regrets. That doesn't mean we won't wish we had or hadn't done something that we did or didn't do, or taking careless risks,...it means once you've done something...it's done. Get over it. Move on. Apologize if you need to. Thank someone if you should. But never be sorry that it happened. Everything we do in life helps mold our character. Helps us become the person we were intended to be. Regrets only stunt our growth.
Ok, enough serious talk. I bought 2 new pair of flip flops (thongs) today on sale. Life is too short not to wear flip flops everyday. (oh, and also I need to show off my new pedicure) My daughter Amy wears flip flops in the winter. I'm thinking about going wild and trying that too! I'll let you know how that works once the temperature dips below 50 degrees.
This week will be bittersweet for me at work. I'll be done working for the school year with hopes that I will return in August feeling better than ever, but also knowing that my body might have a different plan for me. I promise not to think about work (very much) over the summer and just enjoy my life with family and friends.
I love you more than all the pee in a kiddie pool.
Posted by Doreen at 8:42 PM