I brought this over from my http;//afterbreastcancerrevivingsurvivingthriving.com blog because I drank the breast cancer koolaid, it tasted good at first, then it went bad.
After Breast Cancer I have missed you. I had some deep soul-searching to do. I have also been busy with my incredibly successful business. I needed to heal from being blind-sided by a former friend and partner. All of this took time or took a toll or took a piece of my heart.
I don’t think there is any betrayal worse than that betrayal that comes from someone you trusted, someone who was almost family, someone who built you up for months only to tear you down in 5 days.
It’s all good now, so I have decided as I approach my 20th year and look back at things I went through recently that I would write about what I am grateful for here.
- I am grateful that I can honestly say what I do in the name of breast cancer is NOT to put money in my pockets, but to give it to those who need it.
- I am grateful that I am who I am, NO pretense, that what you see is what you get and that means you would never see me walk around as if I am better than you.
- I am grateful that everything I have planned in breast cancer is to truly help others, to feed their spirits, and NOT my ego.
- I am grateful that my husband has NEVER had to have a talk with me about my behavior.
- I am grateful that I know better than to ever tell someone to NOT have conventional medical treatment.
- I am grateful that I have NEVER put my hands on someone and told them that I can feel breast cancer in their body because I can’t.
- I am grateful that I have NEVER said “don’t have a mammogram,” because I wouldn’t.
- I am grateful that I have never said I had breast cancer twice, the second time I healed myself.
- I am grateful that I have NEVER said that maybe my beliefs are too “woo-woo” because my beliefs are not.
- I am grateful that I have NEVER said Stage 4 breast cancer serves the women who have it.
I could write more things I am grateful for – the point of my gratefulness is that when you take the words “never, not, no” out of those things I wrote that I am grateful for you might see what I moved on from and realize that while opposites attract they don’t make good partners in beliefs.