Living life as a meteor

“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, then a sleepy and permanent planet…. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”  …   Jack London

 Pretty much everybody who hears that I waged a war against a rare form of cancer exclaims: “Oh my … how terrible!” My response is: “No …not really.  I’m blessed that they caught it so soon!”  After all … we’re all going to die some day … the only difference between someone who has “survived the war” and everyone else is that the survivors are a lot more aware of that certainty than the average person allows themselves to be.

Somewhere in the last six months I fell into an epiphany … you know one of those big ah-ha moments.  My brain got the message from “Big Me” that as I am still here … when so many others didn’t make it … and as I’m in the fast lane to good health again … I probably have “something-to-do”  … so get-the-lead-out-girl … and start movin’ and groovin’.  Hm-m-m … it would appear that it is time to be “a superb meteor”!

I feel really blessed.  Each and every day Life unfolds awe-inspiring opportunities and multiple chances to fly and do that aforementioned “something”.  On my end I believe it behoves me to avail myself of said opportunities.  None of us ever know how much time we have left nor how much road remains waiting to unfold itself before our feet … so … as Jack London said: “I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.  I shall use my time.” … and hopefully I will use it productively and joyfully!

I am really excited!  I am learning to be a blazing star and I am leaving behind my sleepy-planet days.  Capital “L” Life can often be found laughing as my delight overflows.  Perky Polly’s “perk-meter” is definitely full to the brim and Sunshine Sue is glowing like a supernova.    I must confess that I didn’t see this future during the long, dark days … but now that it is busy developing into a full-blown and amazing Now I am wide open and learning to glow … “Goodbye drowsy days … and hello sunshine!”

Godspeed and joyful Journeying Everyone



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