The power of Gratefulness.

I’ve been recovering from my operation, which resulted in my mass being diagnosed as benign. What this means for me, is that I am Grateful for each and every day I have now.

I am grateful for the love and support of my friends and family – those who stood by me, as I rocked and rolled with the news of what was growing inside of me, and also for them putting up with my fears and anxieties over it.

I am grateful for every day I have now to spend with them – I had feared that I was going to die, and that teetering on the edge between life and death, gave me one hec of a wake up call. No more dilly dallying, no more fretting, no more of the negative. I am going to live my life in a more positive and embracing fashion.

I am grateful for my child and partner – they got me through this, when I would weep prior to the operation, my partner would hold me tight and let me weep, while telling me that everything would be alright. My child would tell me that when it was all over, I would be back to the fun mum, and we’d have lots of adventures. They gave me the strength and hope to face this uncertain time.

I am grateful for the surgeons who operated on me and removed everything, and then chipped away at the growths that had sprung up all over my insides. They and the nursing staff, have got me here, to this day where I can share with you the power of being grateful.

I am grateful that I could access my superannuation to pay for my operation, and not to have to wait more than I did to be operated on. The waiting for them to operate and remove the mutant mass and friends, was long enough.

I am grateful for my life, and this makes me more aware of how fortunate and lucky I am, to be here now. Unlike my parents who died from the cancers, I am alive to live another day. That for me is a huge step, that I am not following their journeys, but actually being able to write one anew, one in which I get to live….and keep on living.

I am grateful. For this year, 2014, each and everyday, I will list what I’m grateful for at night. This simple, small act of mine, ensures I don’t lose sight of the life I have now, and the people who share it with me. For this I am grateful.

Wishing you a year of much joy and happiness. Thank you for reading this!

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2 thoughts on “The power of Gratefulness.

  1. Bec January 2, 2014 at 6:57 am Reply

    I am grateful too for your gratefulness and mindfulness, it is a lesson for everyone. Love you, B xx

    • spicejac January 5, 2014 at 8:07 am Reply

      Love to you too – and thanks for getting me through all of this.

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