Thursday, May 8, 2014

Adversity and Strength

"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all."

I received these flowers from a dear colleague. With the spring we have had, these arrangements have hung on through frost, snow, rain, wind and still continue to bloom and thrive.  I look outside our french doors each morning to see new blooms and the bright colors in the morning sun. Even when covered in snow and wilted from the cold, when brought into the warmth, the flowers re-vived and reached upwards towards the sun.

As I face the days after my second treatment, I find myself continuing to move forward and re-vive, even in a few dark moments, I see myself returning and gaining strength once again. After I awoke this morning and realized that my hair was beginning to shed on my pillowcase I decided to take control and let go of things that I can't change and focus on the things I can. I wasn't quite ready to take drastic measures and shave my hair. But I asked myself, how can I minimize this and transition into the next phase before my hair is completely gone? My wonderful friend Michele immediately responded to my request and in the warm sunshine on my deck, we trimmed off my hair and created a whole new look. It may last a day or a week but all the mattered was how it made me feel today and that my friends is happy and strong. "Happiness is a decision you make, not an emotion you feel." and today I choose happy.

1 comment:

  1. Love the new hair. You are so strong!