Cancer club thoughts for today

It is amazing how the little things in our lives determine just our our day is going to be.

I’ll admit to cheap thrills. I am easy to keep happy. I love my first cup of coffee. I write in my journal and sip coffee while glancing at the colorful flower bouquet on my table. Feels good and is always a reason to jump out of bed. A good start to the day.

Some  little things that I can do for myself include having my favorite coffee; journaling daily in long hand  ( Julia Cameron’s THE ARTIST WAY); buying a $4 bouquet of flowers weekly at Trader Joe’s. Small things for a woman of little energy.

I seem to have too many days where I have too little energy. I have always  been actively engaged. Feel good. Life is grand. Coping with fatigue, pain and fuzzy brain started with the sudden onset of rheumatoid arthritis and was completely foreign to me. Well, It is not a stranger anymore. My cancers seem to leave me the same way.

My love of wild life has encouraged me to feed the birds. Now I have added a water feature. Little caring things have grand results. I have a good time watching. It is hysterical to watch a Mourning Dove( mates for life, 10-15 years, apparently loves the water feature in my back yard) taking a bath in my bird bath. Sits in the water, dunks just like a duck, shakes out. Oh happy times. This is the same Dove who considers the bird feeder his favorite hangout. My gift to the birds is food and water. Their gift to me is a diversion that is one of my pleasures.

I have met many with cancer. One of their hardest adjustments to cancer is to realize there are things they cannot do anymore. This is big. This is tough. It was for me. I am eventually adaptable so I now focus on the things that I can do. There is still plenty that I can do. Makes life good!

What are the little things that you do for yourself that makes you happy ? I would like to hear from you.

2 thoughts on “Cancer club thoughts for today

  1. Lois Roelofs

    I share your like for The Artists Way. When I’ve done morning pages, something good has always turned up. As an RN/teacher I’ve enjoyed doing and teaching the book in the past too.

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  2. feministwinenight

    This isn’t something I normally do, but something happened that I took a ridiculous amount of pleasure in. My friends and I were driving to the city, and we stopped a gas station I’ve never been in before. When I walked in, I was shocked at the sheer amount of fountain and frozen drink options! There must have been 20 flavors each, with options to add cherry flavoring, vanilla flavoring, an energy boost. I just walked back and forth in awe, trying to decide between all the wonderful options. My friends thought I was being silly, but it was just so stunning to me. So I relate to finding joy in something that may seem small, or ordinary.

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