By: Diane Sawdon
November has arrived and this is traditionally the time of year where one counts the blessings of the past year. I am not feeling particularly thankful. I am not proud of this feeling and when I look around, it appears that I, and my family, are getting the proverbial “short end of the stick.” Jealousy is another emotion that has reared it’s ugly head lately and I detest feeling this way. I abhor people who whine, so I shall choose not to whine. I will make every attempt to move forward in a positive frame of mind because my heart, my body and my soul cannot comprehend any other way to live this life.
A parent’s worst nightmare has reared it’s ugly head in our lives. Our daughter was diagnosed with Breast Cancer this past month and she is an amazing woman who is giving us all lessons in positive thought. To quote her, “it is time to put on my big girl panties and kick some breast cancer ass.” My big foot is right behind her foot. These past weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions for all of us. Each day brings new challenges which we all seem to be navigating quite well. Yes, there are moments, but I am very proud of my family. We gladly accept all the prayers, good wishes, positive thoughts, and good karma sent our way.
I do wish many blessings for everyone and maybe just a few extra ones thrown in for us this year.