“Dare to Be
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!” ―
Our lives connect on so many different levels.Unfortunately, we often take for granted how valuable those connections truly are to our daily existence. There’s the obvious connections, family and friends but what about the less obvious ones… the grocery store clerk we see weekly with the beautiful smile that is now hidden behind the mask, the mailman who delivers those important letters we cherish.
Or the blogger I’ve never met but reads my c-journey. I don’t want to take you for granted. I want you know I appreciate your support through this.
As I wait for the MRI results initially the impatient me checked my inbox and my phone but then the wiser part of me appeared and I remembered all the things I am truly grateful to have in my life. I am loved and I love. I have so many people taking this journey with me. I thought of all the people who have faced cancer before me and how they coped as well and for those of you who haven’t battled cancer to know. Each of us dared to be… We are the World, together we can do anything, everything…
I am going to live in this moment with a smile…
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”―
“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” ―