Many people are confused yet inspired by my attitude towards my battle with cancer. I am chipper, up beat, smiling & excited when I talk about what happened to me. Don't get me wrong, there are many days when I feel ANGRY, sad and exhausted but I fight through those feelings and leave them as quickly as I can. No matter how pissed off I am I will never be able to change what happened but I have the absolute power to change what is happening.

I know many people are familiar with the Serenity prayer:

God Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can
And the Wisdom to know the difference.

I say this prayer to myself on a daily basis and I live my life by it. Family and friends would understand if I gave myself a daily pitty party, cried a lot, lashed out with anger. Cancer gives me permission to deal with it any way I wish. But I have control over that. I think many people forget that. You cannot do anything about what is in the past but you can stop cancer from stealing anymore of your life by dealing with it in the most positive way possible for you.

Don't get me wrong. If you have/had cancer and are reading this I bet you are a little annoyed. I HATE when people tell me how to deal with my cancer. I HATE when people tell me to look at the bright side of things. That is not what I am saying. I am saying:


I want to be happy. I want all the things my friends and family have. I want health, family, love, respect, education, all of it. If I take any other attitude than a positive upbeat one I won't get those things. I will get lost in my own self pitty. I will linger in the "what if's". I will get lost in they "why me". I will forget about the many years that lay ahead of me because I am so focused on the time I fought for my life. I fought for my life for a reason, TO LIVE IT. So that is exactly what I am going to do.

P.S. I am being featured on a blog today: Nana's Box



Anonymous said...

Way to stay positive and sprend around tons of inspiration!

Unknown said...

Super post! Glad to know you are doing well... Thanks for popping by today! Look forward to reading more from you!

Cristin said...

You kick ass.

Breanne said...

Wow - what an amaing story you have. I love your attitude! Going to go look around your blog - love it.

Super you are better!!!!

Holly said...

Wow. You are so amazing and inspirational. So full of life!

I love your blog design!

Michelle said...

That's amazing. Keep up the good fight!

And every good woman can spot a Dove bar from a mile away!

Le said...

Hello there - thanks for popping down under ... lovley to have you visit.

I have a wee suggestion for you - you are much more than a survivor - you are a THRIVER - a multi dimensional one at that ...

I llok forward tor eading more of your words - cheers le

Le said...

BTW Meaghan .. did you notice what MIC was reading ... "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" ... I have always loved this pic - he looks so peaceful ... cheers le

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!! Keep kicking that ass!

Ritch in Love said...

I'm glad you came by my blog! I really enjoyed this post. You deserve the right to be happy. Being positive and focused gives us more strength than people like to believe.
Keep it up!!!

Unknown said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am a cancer survivor, too! Just curious, how did you find me?

Pseudo said...

First time here and loved your post. I am a breast cancer survivor and could relate to everything you said.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding us that we have the power to change how we handle this.

Great post on nana's site too!

AngiDe said...

Hey, great post! I have a new I was Featured button on my blog. I hope you'll add it to your site!

Keep sharing our story!!
Thanks again!


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