Monday, April 11, 2011


Each year when it gets kind of close to Mother's Day, I am reminded of the close friends that I have that have had to deal with a diagnosis of breast cancer. For them, hearing that diagnosis for the first time must have been devastating. Having heard the "C" word myself before but for something other than breast cancer, it is a real blow to your existence, your focus, your willingness to accept and head in a new direction, and your proof of who you can really count on when the going gets tough.

I hope that a cure for ALL types of cancer comes about soon. My friend Doris, who was diagnosed last year, told me once that she felt so guilty for what she has done to her daughters now that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Doris is a wonderful artist and continues to paint. She is currently the featured artist in our local co-op gallery in town. Her attitude is good and sometimes, as my friend Suzanne said to me on the phone last week "It's all about attitude". How right she is!

I know for me, when I heard that I had thyroid cancer, I felt a bit lost. I only knew one other person who had had this type of cancer before and she was in denial about it so I had no one to consult with. I had to rely on my own ability to research on the internet, talk to doctors, and do many, many hours of positive affirmations surrounding the cancer itself. In the end, it was all up to me. My family could support me but they really never have a true idea of what you are actually experiencing and feeling. Some of it is emotional; some of it is psychological. And some of it is physical. But really, it's all in the attitude. You have to decide to take it one day at a time and deal with what you are handed.

Today, I am considered cancer-free. But it is something that you have to follow-up with yearly and each year, you wait silently to hear those words again. Wouldn't it be an incredible thing if ALL cancer could be abolished? I have lost some dear friends and family because of cancer and I pray that this is the end of the line for it.

I am working on affirmations each and every day now regarding my health. I continue to grow stronger and healthier and I see new things happening in my life now and on the horizon. In reality, that is all we really have, isn't it? We have "this moment" to be here now. We have what we believe in and pray for. We have our friends and the positive energy that they bring to us. And most of all, we have ourselves. We must not let "us" down!

Here's a quote from "Abraham" that was excerpted from the workshop in Sacramento, California on May 13th, 2000 (#30) that was sent to me via Katherine Treffinger that says it all for me:

"The Universe is not discriminating about the rightness or the wrongness of your request. It is here to accommodate all requests. All you have to do is be a Vibrational Match to your request, and the Universe will yield to you."

Here's to Vibrational Alignment!!


  1. Ah love that quote! I do believe attitude and affirmations are the best way to cope and walk this journey with cancer. I saw your words at Marion's and came to say hi! So glad to hear you are cancer free! Amen to finding a cure!

  2. smiles. cancer has touched my family greatly ... i pray that one day we find a way to cure or eradicate it...

  3. I'm so glad you are cancer must have been difficult for you...I can't even imagine what you must have gone through...all good now...yes!The quote you have from Katherine is wonderful....think I'll make a copy for my desk top.
    The tee shirt on this adorable little sweetie says it all.
    Have a great start to your week. xo

  4. Amen to Vibrational Alignment! Great post!


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