Today’s quote is an instant reminder, even to myself:
“Reconnect to what makes you happy and brings you joy. if there is something that used to make you happy which you have stopped doing, do it again. Seek to find deeper meaning and significance rather than living on the surface.” ~Susan C. Young
Today’s quote is just a quick reminder to yourselves. And I’m pretty sure I’ve used it in the past, but I feel I need to say it again today.
It’s one my cousin, Aaron, whispers to me every time we get to hug:
“You be good to you.” ~Aaron
Please, remember, be kind to yourself. Be patient. Be understanding. Allow yourself those dark moments if you need them. Have an ugly cry in the shower. Or a good laugh. Whatever it may be: treat yourself with the respect and love you deserve.
This week marked the one-year anniversary since my last Endo excision surgery and bowel resection.
It brought up a lot of “Feels”.
Anger at my body.
Gratitude toward my surgeons.
A sense of pride for pulling through.
Sadness for all of the other Warriors dealing with the same damned disease.
Love for my friends, family, and readers who have offered their continual support along this Journey.
Speaking of family, today’s quote is for my Mum:
“Sometimes I really can’t express how much I feel, but I can tell for a fact that some past years have been a victorious rollercoaster ride with God in it. Some days colourful, some days black and white, some days faith bigger than a mustard seed, other days I’m filled with blind doubt about what tomorrow holds. But in all of this, I’m beautifully me and constantly running the race through the father’s grace” ― Temitayo Olami
Because I love her. And want to remind her she is not alone. Ever.
Keep runnin’ Mom. I’m right here next to ya. Just like you always are for me.