Please don't say, " when it rains it pours", not funny at this time at least. Having said this, I am ok and life goes on each day.
It got me thinking about how wrapped up each of us can get in our in our own lives and drama. Often times though, we need to be in a supporting role. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it became all about me for almost a year and thankfully I have a supportive husband and family. I have moved on and continue to work and work with breast cancer patients and realize that what I need to do know and continue to do is listen attentively and be in the supportive role. There are many different types of cancer but breast cancer is a visual reminder even with clothes on that life is going to be different. We often put things out of our mind or on the back burner but this is such an assault that you can't ignore it when it hits you square on. You are facing a reality that can't be disguised. My body is different now as is my mind. So many things changed with that diagnosis and along with it my whole thought process. Sometimes we all feel that only my troubles ,agendas, and aspirations are the most important and we forget their are others that are facing their own issues. There is no Disneyland family, Donna Reed show was just that a show. Families all have some degree of being dysfunctional and we all take on roles within that family. The real joy is realizing that we are not alone in our walks and that our lives and our horizens get bigger and bigger amounts of love when we open up. There are times that we have to put ourselves first and there are times that we have to move over and put others first. The greatest joy is when you are giving by far and