The October Challenge is about sharing stories on what changes we have made in our personal and/or business life from July 1st, 2020 to the present.
We are asked to share what worked and what has not worked as we had expected.
Story #3 – Humor for the Tumor
Laughter is such great medicine. Finding things to laugh about seems to get easier as we move into the month of October 2020.
2020 in so many ways has been one 💩 show after another. While many things are not funny, or things we would not laugh at or about, it has become exponentially more important for me, both personally and professionally, to find something that makes me laugh!
Sometimes it is me that I am laughing at!
October is a special month for me. It is not only the month of my birth; it is breast cancer awareness month, and it is the month I get to celebrate a second birthday.
8 years ago, on October 11, 2012, following 4 months of chemotherapy, and endless medical appointments, I had breast and lymph node surgery. I have shared my story about the journey here before and every year thereafter. I will continue to share my story of hope, faith, and gratitude for my life. Too many others do not get to tell their story.
Speaking of laughing at myself. To this day, I laugh my butt off at the fact that I painted on my eyebrows on surgery day. We don't just lose the hair on our head with chemo! I can only hope the doctors and nurses in the surgery room had fun with that as well! Really? Now that is FUNNY!
The cancer diagnosis was a gift that allowed me to transform my life. If we want to talk about digging deep, baby that was DEEP.
The lessons of that experience reside within me, live all around me, and work through me every day of my life, which includes my real estate business.
Consulting with people is a big part of my business day. Listening to people creates a connection. It amazes me how many people I consult with share that they had cancer. After listening to them tell their story I congratulate them on their “win” and then share that I too won against the Big C.
I also consult with people who become clients because cancer took their loved one’s life. It is always sad for me to hear this. Always. My eyes well up typing the words.
It is always sad for me.
It. Just. Is.
Yet, it reminds me my work is not done here. No matter how spooky life challenges get, we get to choose how we respond to them.
While cancer and death are nothing to laugh about, when life’s challenges knock me down, I intentionally find something to make me laugh.
Humor worked with cancer treatment over 8 years ago. It works today to help overcome the various 💩 shows that life chooses to throw my way.
Let Humor, Kindness, and Love Lead the Way!
Life is Short. Live it Fully!
October Challenge - To Think is To Create Hosted by Anna and Carol, a sequel to the June Challenge Rising above the Pandemic.