I can only imagine what went through Pat’s mind yesterday as she learned how her life will unfold going forward.
We all try to take each day as it comes.
For most of us it’s a simple undertaking. It’s the same old, same old. There may be a few variations on the theme, and some can be major…like changing jobs…retiring…moving to a new home…having a baby.
Life-threatening illnesses, however, takes it to a whole other level. One for which no amount of preparing, mentally and physically, can ever be enough.
Pat’s journey with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis is daunting, to say the least.
It’s like walking through a tunnel, not knowing what the darkness holds in store along the way.
Holding onto hope and positive thoughts are like the light at the end of the tunnel. And that’s what human survival is all about. Hanging on with all of our might.
That’s what God intended when He gave us life. He meant for us to squeeze every ounce of goodness from His gift.
Happiness is that warm, fuzzy feeling when something good lights us up…from the inside out. And that feeling occurs in small and large doses throughout our lives.
Never give up on happiness. It’s there for the taking. We just have to accept it.
And why wouldn’t we? It doesn’t make sense to turn away from it.
Don’t worry! Be happy! As the song tells us.
Easier said than done. Perhaps. And yet what’s the alternative?
Letting life slip away without any say in the matter?
That’s not Pat’s style.
…and it’s never been mine.
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