I have struggled to come up with something to write today and even as I sit here typing away, I am unsure of exactly what words I am going to share with you. This may set a record for being the shortest post I have ever written.
As I was pondering about my own journey and what would be helpful to share, I suddenly remembered the celebrations.
I like to call these moments S.M.I.L.E.S.-
Sweet Moments in Life that Empower the Soul
I think I have mentioned this before, but in all of the pictures that I have from the 18 months that I was in the active treatment phase of my cancer, I only have 2 pictures where I am not smiling- from the night we shaved my head and that was really because once my kids started crying, I couldn't keep my composure any more. But the majority of the pictures show a smiling me. Sure, sometimes the smile was hiding feelings of fear and frustration, but most of the time, it was a genuine "I am happy with my life" kind of smile.
It was because of 3 simple choices that I had to make day in and day out.
I chose to be happy.
I chose to celebrate each victory no matter how small.
I chose to rely on my Savior who always brings me eternal joy and happiness.
Okay, so this post turned out to NOT be the shortest I have ever written. I should have known my tendency to ramble would come into play. But I am happy with how it turned out and I leave you with 3 pieces of advice...