Celebrating being me

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”  … Carl Jung

 I think that it’s unfortunate that there are so many unpleasant things going on in the world.  While it’s awesome that there are a lot of good things occurring too I think that it is sad that so few of them seem to result in the same, sustained level of “News Uproar” that the bad stuff does.  In a more … or a less … spectacular fashion … depending on the news agency involved … we hear about horrible rapes, murders galore, wars and their associated atrocities and the rising rate of terminal illnesses.  Where’s the good stuff???

From the first moment that I was diagnosed with cancer I decided to be a “thriver”.  That is still my story … and I am still sticking to it!  So far … so good!  I observed a lot of illness, a lot of giver-uppers and a lot of fighters and I noticed what made the exit time from this world a little faster and what seemed to slow it down.  Being one of the relatively bright bulbs-in-the-package I quickly figured out which outcome I was voting for.

I decided that I was not going to let my illness define me.  I am NOT my cancer … nor am I simply the survivor of a Superbug.  I am not what happened to me … I am what I chose to become.  I am the proud owner of a Perky personality … the happy recipient of the benefits of a Sunshine way of perceiving events … and a connected, loving daughter of Life.  I am me … with all my warts and all of my bright shiny spots … I am me.

 It took me a long time to be O.K. with who I am.  Life escorted me through one whacking-huge pile of trials and tribulations to get here … but get here I did.  Somewhere along the way Miss Perky and I became best friends … and I learned that even on the dullest of days Ms Sunshine’s snazzy eyewear is always welcome.  I’m not what happened to me … but I am a product of what I went through.  I think that in the next lifetime I will choose a more relaxed trip through life … watch for me … I’ll be the one celebrating on the beach with my best friends … Miss Perky, Ms Sunshine and awesome Life.  Give us a wave and come on over!

Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone


About embracingchoice

Motivational Speaker, Author, Tweeter & Blogger (lovin' it!!) ... Owner & Leader of The Compassionate Advantage (http://www.compassionate-advantage.com)
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2 Responses to Celebrating being me

  1. Raphael's Legacy says:

    I really enjoyed reading this and it brought a big smile to my face too, very big thank you for sharing this sincere regards, Barry

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