It’s hard to believe that today marks the two year anniversary of the day I was diagnosed with cancer. Driving home tonight I was kind of bowled over emotionally by it… as much as I am ever “bowled over emotionally” anyway. Looking back, it was such a bigger day than I thought it was at the time. I guess it just kind of struck a chord thinking about how precious our lives are.
I remember thinking that this wasn’t that big of a deal. Everyone freaked out but I was going to be fine. And I am fine. My life is entirely different, but not really. Honestly, this experience has made me cherish each day more than before. I truly do find myself stopping doing things that are wasting my time. I find myself in situations where I genuinely think “this is wasting the precious few moments I have on this earth and I’m not going to do that anymore.”
Each day we have is a gift, and it is up to us to make sure that we are using our time in the best possible way. I would challenge anyone who reads this to take a serious look at your life and what you do on a daily basis. Are there things that you are worrying about or fighting about that aren’t worth your time? If there are, stop! Are there things you do that don’t add any enjoyment to your life, but absorb hours of your time each week? Obviously we all have to do things that we don’t enjoy, but there are some things that we just do out of habit. Life is entirely too short to allow ourselves to be unhappy. Do whatever it is that you need to do to start living life to it’s fullest.
God has graced me with the opportunity to take advantage of the days I have left and I intend to do just that. I would encourage you to do the same!