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Just When You Think…

“If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.” – Don Herold

Just when you think you’ve had it tough, you get a whack to the head on how blessed you really are. This morning, I joined my “sole sisters” – Jeanne and Linda at the Challenge Cancer run. Jeanne is celebrating almost 10 years breast cancer free and 13+ years melamona free for me. Other survivors stepped forward to get recognized. A nine year old boy – 6 years cancer free, diagnosed at 18 months old. And then a young woman who was just diagnosed in April with brain cancer, still going through chemo.

We often focus on our burdens, instead of our blessings. Many times our burdens are our blessings. They teach us to accept what we can’t control and let the rest go for God to handle. We may not have the choice on what we go through, but we do have the choice of how we go through it.

Celebrate your life today, tomorrow and next week – burdens, blessings and the whole darn mess.

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Roger Babson

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Thank you for your post; i think the burdens are a catalyst towards compassion of the other, and a bonding, with hopes for each other’s welfare.

    July 28, 2012
  2. Jeanne DeMartino #

    Well said Kathie! I too stopped to think how good my life is and how blessed with family and friends. Thank you for being both! When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

    July 28, 2012
    • Lemonade with a little vodka is ok too. Thanks for sharing an awesome morning with me.

      July 28, 2012
  3. Well said. What a great start to the morning!!

    July 29, 2012
  4. Congratulations on being 13 yrs out and to all the survivors. It is 12 yrs for me. ~ Continue to celebrate your life and thank you for sharing it with us!

    July 29, 2012
  5. I believe everyone needs to celebrate more! Thanks for sharing.

    July 30, 2012

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