In October 2017, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and by December 2017, we learned that the cancer had spread to my liver, putting me at stage 4. I recently went live on Facebook to share my story (a year later) and let everyone know that despite my diagnosis, I’m living my life like it’s golden. I am determined to live until I die and it’s the grace of God that is seeing me through all of it. I had a lot of fear around going public with this information,
Happy New Month! As we officially embark on month number five of 2017, it’s hard to believe that we’re already, almost halfway through the year! Despite my circumstances, I would say I’m handling things extremely well and remaining faithful that my ‘someday’ will be coming soon. My new coffee mug (seen above) has been a big help! It has definitely been a year for transition. I’m making it a habit to do things I’ve never done, in an effort to live a life I’ve never lived. It has certainly caused
Many don’t know this but at some point and time in your life, you’re going to face struggles and challenges. You can’t escape it and there’s no way around it. You can pray and be nice to others and give back and do all kinds of nice and wonderful things for yourself and everybody else until you’re blue in the face and you will still have rainy days, like everybody else. Thankfully, we’ve been given strength and patience to endure it and it’s all about the attitude you have towards
I can almost guarantee that if you get something you really want quickly and in abundance, you can lose it just as quickly and it will be hard on you. But when we receive joy in a ‘slow drip’ which shows through our blessings, it opens the door to more blessings over time. It’s only when we begin to appreciate the small and simple things in life that we begin to see how much love and abundance we have around us. Open your eyes and learn to accept the daily joys
When you’re going through a hard time and facing many challenges, sometimes the best thing you can do is, look forward. Instead of wallowing in the present moment and getting upset about your circumstances, look as far ahead as possible into the future until you can see the silver lining. Some of the tools you can use to help extend your vision is hope; when you hope for the best that’s usually what you get. Patience, probably should have been the first tool I mentioned because sometimes you need lots
It’s true when they say that your attitude is the true determinant in how much a situation will affect you. You can choose to be sour about a promotion that you didn’t get, or you can rejoice that you don’t have to put your extra waking hours into a job you probably would not have liked. You can feel heart-broken over a love who rejected you or you can feel good knowing that now your heart and mind are open to receive the love that was truly meant for you.