I'm thankful for the moment!

By
Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

I'm thankful for the moment!

A couple of years ago at this time I discovered I had cancer. Initially the doctor was very laid back about it, being prostate cancer often it can be actively watched and there is no risk. However, my doctor had also done a genomic test and a couple of weeks after telling me to not worry, you are young, we can just watch this I got a call late one afternoon telling me he needed me to come back in and his office was calling to make an appointment. It seems the test showed this to be an agressive type of cancer with a higher than normal risk of extending beyond the prostate. It was a week to the appointment, on  a Friday morning, the following Wednesday I was on the operating table. I am thankful to say the surgery was entirely succesful. I don't view myself as a survivor but as a victor.

But, I did a lot of thinking during that time and the recovery. It was a much heavier operation than I had thought it would be. And I became more aware of enjoying the moment. Yes, this moment, the one right now. Reading Active Rain. Enjoying the gently falling rain on my skin, smelling the roses, or the freshly cut grass, or the wood smoke. Whatever the moment is...today a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.

We never know what lies ahead. We can worry and stress about something, but if we are honest withourselves, much of what we worry or stress about, in five years or even one year we won't even remember. 

So take a moment, sit back, breathe deeply, and just enjoy! Look around you, at those you love maybe, or at nature if you are out for a walk, if you are lining up for Black Friday shopping enjoy the ability to spend the money. We take so much for granted, don't enjoy it, be grateful. When you wake up in the morning and you can swing your feet out and touch them to the ground, you have much to be thankful for.

Life is good.

Posted by

If you are buying or selling on or around Tredyffrin Easttown or along the Main Line we can help you,  contact us or connect

  Twitter link  Linked in linkl our blog RSS feed of MainLineHomes Blog

Feel free to subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with our latest posts and information on the Tredyffrin Easttown and Main Line Real Estate Market. 

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Groups:
ActiveRain Contests
Tags:
gratitude
thankful for the moment

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
3,534,540
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Nick,

Wow, what a story, and I love that you see yourself as a victor.  Love your message of enjoying the moment, all we have is now.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.  A

Nov 24, 2016 10:10 AM #1
Rainmaker
1,628,652
Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I started to read with squinted eyes and within seconds my eyes were wide-open. I can't imagine all the thoughts you were thinking when the doctor gave you the news and you're right, most people don't get a second chance. It's a Wonderful Life and an opportunity for you to have had that operation and still be with us today. Thank you for sharing and may you be blessed.

Nov 27, 2016 08:43 AM #2
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
602,229

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543

Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
Want to know more or have a question?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information