Happiness

My cancer journey taught me several lessons including that of choosing to be happy.  Prior to my cancer battle, I was so occupied with all the external factors surrounding my life that I did not acknowledge all the blessings that I had.  I was preoccupied with what education paths my friends were taking, what my next move should be, what type of job should I get, how much money would I make, and should I get into a relationship.  I was not really happy because I was basing my happiness on external factors such as relationships, job, and money.  I had accomplished one major hurdle of graduating from the university, yet I didn’t really enjoy the moment or experienced a great joy because I was too involved in my next steps.  Cancer did not care what I was doing, where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do.  Cancer told me you are now facing life and death situation and it made me realize that although I was a happy child and teenager, I was not a happy young adult.  I had lost that joy in my life.  I quickly learned the hard way that happiness starts with me. Unfortunately, I had allowed unimportant events in my life to take over and eradicate my happiness.  Cancer was a rude awakening that allowed me to revert back to my younger self when I had joy in my heart and felt life was full of endless possibilities.  

Life can sometimes become overbearing and hectic, but remember to stop and smell the roses like the saying goes. Always try to enjoy life no matter how bad the circumstances may be.  Don’t wait for something tragic like a life ending illness (cancer) help you find your way back to living life and being happy.  Life is a precious gift and no one ever knows when it will come to an end. Appreciate every day moments and find the joy that happiness brings withing yourself.

#Joy

  One thought on “Happiness

  1. March 8, 2022 at 7:45 am

    This is so so true! 😊

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  2. March 8, 2022 at 8:03 am

    👍🤗

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  3. March 8, 2022 at 8:03 am

    Thank you so muchxx

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  4. March 9, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Is fine love the background

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  5. March 9, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    You’re welcome dear

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  6. March 10, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Thank you for sharing with us a a very sensitive part of you, and for making us realise the importance of putting yourself first above all other things.. Love and light 💐

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 10, 2022 at 7:03 am

      Thank you for all the kind words of support. I really appreciate all the input. Hope you have a wonderful day 👍😀❤🤗

      Liked by 1 person

  7. March 25, 2022 at 4:56 am

    God bless and heal you. You are a gifted and amazing person. Sorry about the cancer – but thankful that you are sharing what you’ve learned with so many people. Everyone needs to hear this blog and recognize the truth in it. Well done.

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    • March 25, 2022 at 8:13 am

      Thank you so very much for your kind words of encouragement and support. I am truely grateful.🙏🙏🤗❤😀👍

      Liked by 2 people

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