Tag Archives: gratitude

New Day – New Beginnings

This morning – I’m getting ready For whatever happens I feel stronger I lift up my eyes to the light, to the horizon, to the sky The new day is breaking Today I feel more ready To battle the demons … Continue reading

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My Debt

I have borrowed a lot in my life and I am in a great deal of debt. My husband was vigilant throughout the time I was receiving chemo-therapy.  There was never a time when he was too busy to attend … Continue reading

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Lost and ground(ed)

The firewall is down.  I am exposed.  Today, I meet with the doctor for my 3 – month follow up.   And I feel like I am walking on broken glass. I wonder if that’s a bad thing?  It is … Continue reading

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One Full Step

This morning I walked downstairs one foot per step. It has been nearly two months since I’ve had to use two feet per step as  my achilles tendons have been so tight – a side effect of the antibiotic I … Continue reading

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Shedding a new light

It is decadent to … – go back to bed after an early morning walk – write a post for my blog – drink that second cup of coffee – sit in the quiet of the house — listening to … Continue reading

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Three Gratitudes

What does it take to be happy? There was a report on the news last night that actually answered that question.  It came as no surprise, though, to discover the suggestions:  be grateful, offer praise, and reflect. I have, throughout … Continue reading

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It’s the little things…

It’s the little things in life that seem to matter the most when the chips are down.  These little things are the things I miss most about my Mom. I miss her smile, her laugh.  I remember Mom always being … Continue reading

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A Far Off Dream

Yesterday – I thought Stage IV cancer was a death sentence. Today – I know it’s not. Tomorrow – I will begin a new life in remission. Yesterday – I had no idea of my own strength. Today – I … Continue reading

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How are you feeling?

Do you want the truth or do you want what I think you want to hear? Do you have time for the answer? Do you want to feel like you have helped me or that you care? I want you … Continue reading

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The Moving Finger writes..

The Moving Finger wrote: “Live on”. And what words can I write to describe what it feels like to be granted the potential for an old age?  What words can I write to express the relief I feel, yet, at … Continue reading

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