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5 Hard Truths – Part 3

5 Hard Truths – Part 3


You can read Part 1 – Here

You can read Part 2 – Here


Dear Diary… 19 August 2014

“When I’m happy, I seem to be REALLY happy, because to me these little moments of bliss are wondrous. I smile bigger and nearly feel like I could bounce around. It’s ecstasy. Because when I feel good, it’s an absolute blessing. I have now felt rock bottom, so I see a whole new happiness and embracement of life that I didn’t see before.”


The Little things are the big things.

We’ve all heard, “It’s the little things”, don’t just say it because you’ve heard it and you know what it means. You need to truly FEEL it, you need to recognise these little moments of bliss that come to us daily. These moments truly are what magic’s made of.

Reflection: I think I started to realise how important little things were more than I’d ever noticed before. What I was experiencing with my illness were ‘GINORMOUS’ contrasts. When things were bad, they were rock bottom bad; they were highly emotionally ‘bad’ and I would feel desperate to escape. On the contrary, when things were good, they were INCREDIBLY GOOD (what made it good were those ‘little things’).


Dear Diary… 19 August 2014

“My life is compromised therefore I exist differently (to others).”


We all exist differently… and that’s ok!

Don’t feel like you need to be like everyone else. We are all unique individuals, chasing different dreams, fighting different battles, with different sets of challenges. Exist as you are, be true to yourself and respect everyone’s individuality, internal struggles and their choices.

Reflection: I remember this feeling so intrinsically and still like it was yesterday. When I was in the early stages of fighting my disease, I thought someone had put me in a glass box, I was isolated and I didn’t feel like I could relate to anyone. I felt like everyone else in the whole wide world had good health and I didn’t, I felt alone. I felt like I was experiencing life at a distance, like my life wasn’t really mine… I was in limbo not knowing my future – but guess what??? NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THEIR FUTURE HOLDS. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “All any of us have is NOW”!

So what are those five hard truths once more?

  1. Life is a privilege – Respect it.
  2. Acceptance = Peace.
  3. Life is not fair and just – And never will be.
  4. The little things are the big things – open your eyes and heart to feel those blissful moments.
  5. We all exist differently – celebrate individuality.


Bec x


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