Thoughts on Thanks

So much has happened over the last several months, it seems daunting to write it all down. And yet, the final word remains the same.

Ten years ago when I was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer, I knew I was looking at a potential “lifetime” of ongoing issues. The key word here is lifetime. All I wanted was a lifetime. So as I begin my third regimen of chemotherapy this month, I’m not thinking so much about the “why me”, but instead of how lucky I am to be alive for all the things happening around me.

The more time I spend on this big blue marble, the more I realize that no one gets a free pass on challenges.  And in the grand scheme of things, I am so, so lucky to be who, when, and where I am in this life.

In the past couple of weeks, my friends and family have surrounded me with love and support and never for one moment let me forget that I am special to them. It’s overwhelming and humbling. There is no doubt in my mind that were it not for the people in my circle, I wouldn’t have stood a chance.

So today I say, “Thank you!” to all the amazing individuals who surround me with their strength and generosity and love. Without you, I am nothing.