Two years ago I began to write – some was decent, other garbage…
In reflection, I share the following snippets that have proven true over the ensuing years.
- A cancer diagnosis makes you sit up straight and pay attention.
You focus your energy and thoughts, time becomes precious- there is none to waste.
You reflect on the past, live every single minute of the present and pray hard for the future. You laugh, cry and love in new and different ways. Greetings are more joyful and taking one’s leave becomes increasingly difficult.
- I find that laughter really is the best medicine and tears the rawest, truest expression of emotion. Lately, in private, the tears have come easier and more often. Excuse me if they become more public.
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.“
- Life is going to throw a lot of things at you and the worst thing you can do is try to carry them alone.
- I’m really not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of letting you down.
- Tears are words the heart can’t say.
- If you don’t learn to bend, you will break.