Some Things I’ve Learned
With this being my final week of chemo I’ve been doing a little reflecting on what I’ve learned during this journey.
Here’s just a few:
Even though it may seem like it at the time, the journey (life) is not about me.
Tell people how you really feel about them while you can. Life is short. A little bit of encouragement, a sincere thank you, a heartfelt “I appreciate you” goes a long way.
Be honest with others, with yourself, and with God. Again, life is short. No sense in hiding things just to save face or put on a tough look. Let your true self show.
No matter how bad you have it, no matter how hard things become, there’s always something to be thankful for.
Time always passes more quickly in the rearview mirror.
That’s a handful for you to chew on a little. One thing I’m finding, though, is as time is trotting on I have to remind myself of these things more and more. It’s so easy to fall back into that same old way of life. I don’t want to be the same person I was before cancer. I’ve learned, I’ve grown, I’ve experienced. I don’t want it all to go to waste because it’s easier being who I’ve always been.
More on this in posts to come.