All posts tagged: Hard Truths

5 Hard Truths – Part 3

5 Hard Truths – Part 3 Continued… 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.” LESSON FOUR 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’ …

5 Hard Truths – Part 2

5 Hard Truths That Will Make Your Life Easier Continued… You can read Part 1 Here… So lets keep going 🙂 Dear Diary… 6 August 2014 (After my first chemo) “I had been building on the mindset with regard to the drugs (chemo)… Poison or cure? The more I thought of poison the more negativity and anger pent up inside me, making me anxious and not ready! Not ready for what??? I want and need to be here, I love and appreciate my life, I need to fight and to do that I NEED chemotherapy!” NUMBER TWO Accept what is. Accept what you cannot change. Rise to adversity and maneuver your way through the ‘detour’ until you find a new road. Save your energy in fighting against what you cannot change. Accept and adapt to whatever adversity has thrown you off course. I believe before my diagnosis I spent way too much time fighting against things that could not be changed. I can also tell you first hand, that this causes unnecessary stress and illness. …

5 Hard Truths – Part 1

Today I embrace some key passages from my cancer diary, these extracts were written at the beginning of my journey… gosh I hate that word ‘journey’ let’s rephrase it as an ‘adventure’… An ‘adventure’ into uncertainty, and having no clue as to what would develop each day. It was a mystery, it was foreign, it was frightening and I didn’t know where I was going – the only thing I knew for certain was that I HAD to go on this adventure, I had to take the risks… I valued my life and I needed to fight the bastard (cancer). [Note: there will be a few ‘swear’ words (profanities) from time to time. I don’t swear a lot, however, when it comes to cancer, I give myself permission and so should you. Nothing like the old “F” BOMB to add emphasis to your thoughts and conviction to your declarations.] 5 Hard Truths that will make your life easier: Dear Diary… 4 August 2014 (2 days before my first chemotherapy) “I can’t wake in the morning …