We can learn something from any experience, even one that is painful. In fact, we often learn more from painful experiences than from pleasant ones. When we say or do something foolish or hurtful that causes us embarrassment or guilt, pain gives us a reason to learn and behave differently next time.
We can't change the experiences we have, but we can learn from them. Our life is a gift that comes wrapped in what we experience each moment. When we accept this gift and open it willingly, no matter what the wrapping looks like, we put ourselves in a position to discover unexpected treasures. We live life to the fullest, and we learn who we are as we grow. [Body, Mind, and Spirit © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation]
I feel a little more ready for chemo this week. It helps to have one “experience” in the mindandheart bank. My appetite has come back the past couple of days. Oh my!!!
My decision to make cancer an experience to enJOY was a good pony to climb up on and BEgin riding. I didn’t have to adjust, fix, explain, or defend this. Which are all things I used to BE sure were necessary.
So, clearly, I am learning from this “hand” I’m playing.
And sometimes standing still.
I love you, Currie