It was three years ago tomorrow that I was being sliced open to find out that I had Hodgkin's. What a crazy couple of weeks it was leading up to my surgery and then my diagnosis. Nothing stops you fast in your tracks like a cancer scare.
Cancer has changed my life. Period. Not to say that I wasn't a humble and giving person before, because, let's face it, I was. But it has changed some of my perspectives. I'm alive now, and really that's what matters to me. I try to live in the moment and relish the good times and try to get through the bad ones knowing they too, shall pass.
Also, my perspective on holidays has also changed. I really was never a huge person on receiving gifts during the holidays -- and I'm still that way (it's the thought and effort that counts), but I try to put in more effort to support those more needy than me. I even made my Halloween costume give back to the needy -- those 8 babies are going to make some kids very happy!
Anywho, as I remember this time that was so critical in my life 3 years ago, I just want to remind you all of what is important in life. The good stuff! Not dwelling on the bad all the time! And of course, surrounding yourself with those that make you happy and a better person.
Happy Holidays and XO