I’ve had a few Twitter conversations regarding this topic so I thought I’d share my opinion on the word breast cancer “survivor” which people keep telling me that I will be, in time.
I’m focused on thankfulness, gratitude and looking for everything and everybody that I can be grateful for. I’m telling people that I love them. I’m making myself laugh more often than I was doing.
I am not dying.
I’m very much alive.
In the here and now.
So what’s to survive?
I am putting my energy on building joy and on increasing my inner vibrational happiness at this time. It just feels way better (for me).
There’s no denying my tears.
I let them flow.
I let them go.
I move onward.
As feelings arise, I give them the space they deserve.
I say hello.
I keep on moving forward.
Snippets of anger and frustration visit.
And as fast as they show, I tell them to go.
I fill my head with goodness.
And work to create.
More happy cells.
The light is where I want to live now.
It’s a word that helps many I know, “survivor.”
But for me, I’m just me.
I’d rather be.
An incredible and courageous human.
With a blip.
A glitch to surpass.
In this beautiful life.
So I say gently to those who wish to label me in advance (and I know you do it with tremendous love) as “survivor” … thank you, but …
p.s. I don’t use the word “survivor” I’m an incredible courageous human with a blip, a glitch to surpass in this beautiful life.