Archive for April, 2015

Be Patient

Filed in Life by on April 25, 2015

whatever is meant to be will reveal itself in its own time. be patient. Mercia Tapping

This is a life’s lesson that I keep on learning and relearning.

I think we all wish we could see into our future sometimes and have the reassurance that it will all work out in the end.

While I think we need to be proactive in creating our own futures, nevertheless this has to be balanced with being patient, as everything always takes longer than you would anticipate or want.

This is my reminder to myself today.

Do As You Would Be Done By

Filed in Cancer, Joy, Life by on April 19, 2015

do as you would be done by and life will hole endless joy. Mercia Tapping

I try very hard to treat others in the way I would like to be treated, and I put myself in their shoes.

Ever since my own cancer, I have had a heightened appreciation for the kindnesses, big and small shown to me by others.

I make it a habit to stop and thank them for their thoughtfulness. Most people are not appreciated enough by others, and when people’s faces light up when I thank them, it brings joy into my life.

Simple but true.

Life Is Like a Garden

Filed in Cancer, Inspirational by on April 13, 2015

life is like a garden. it has its seasons. spring always follows winter. Mercia Tapping

Today for the first time in the chilly NorthEast the sun is shining and the first tremulous signs of Spring are appearing.

I am reminded that life has its seasons, and for those of you have have endured suffering in the winter of your life, I wish you the renewal of Spring.

Reentering Social Life Again

Filed in Friends, Hope, Life by on April 5, 2015

come out of your hide hole, take a risk. it is time to play in life again. Mercia Tapping

How many others out there are picking up the threads of a social life again after being a recluse because of being a caregiver or having battled a serious illness?

For me, I am cautiously reentering a social life and coming out of my battling cancer hidey hole.

I am grateful to those friends who are tempting me out to play and I am like a child, delighting in the most simple instances of social interactivity. I cannot quite explain it but everything seems so precious and sweeter than before.