5 years cancer free!!

amelia Member Posts: 56
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
A friend sent this along to me and it just happened to be on the day that I had my 5 year anniversary, April 10th. (That was the day I had the lumpectomy.) I wanted to pass it along to all of you. It really is a very good read!! Lots of prayers to all of you who await your 5 year anniversary and congrats to all who have and continue to do well, Amelia

The Best Day of My Life

Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever!

There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today; but I did! And because I did I'm going to celebrate!

Today, I'm going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far: the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they have served to make me stronger.
I will go through this day with my head held high, and a happy heart. I will marvel at God's seemingly simple gifts: the morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees, the flowers, the birds. Today, none of these miraculous creations will escape my notice.

Today, I will share my excitement for life with other people. I'll make someone smile. I'll go out of my way to perform an unexpected act of kindness for someone I don't even know. Today, I'll give a sincere compliment to someone who seems down. I'll tell a child how special he is, and I'll tell someone I love just how deeply I care for her and how much she means to me.

Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don't have and start being grateful for all the wonderful things God has already given me. I'll remember that to worry is just a waste of time because my faith in God and his Divine Plan ensures everything will be just fine.

And tonight, before I go to bed, I'll go outside and raise my eyes to the heavens. I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon, and I will praise God for these magnificent treasures.

As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow, I will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life. And I will sleep the sleep of a contented child, excited with expectation because I know tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life, ever!
By Gregory M. Lousig-Nont, Ph.D.


  • survivor51
    survivor51 Member Posts: 276
    Thank you so much for sharing this and great for the 5 years celebration. You go girl!!!!
  • jackiemanz
    jackiemanz Member Posts: 85
    Congradulations to you for your Anniversary and there will be lots more to come.

    You Go Girl.
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    Congrats on 5 years!

    Just today, as I was toiling away in my garden, I thought back to just about 3 years ago. I was home from my abdominal surgery for my rectal cancer, and went to get the mail. Its maybe 50 steps from my front door. I had to stop 3 times each way...WHAT a difference it is today...I'm clearing cement rocks!!!

    Patience is the best skill to learn, I realized, during my fight with both cancers. Then, I looked wistfully toward the day I could work in my garden again...and here I am!!!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • mgm42
    mgm42 Member Posts: 491 Member
    Congratulations of 5 years! That's wonderful and the essay you included was uplifting and inspiring. Thank you so much. Every once in a while, I need to reminded how wonderful my life is, too. Hugs, Marilynn
  • mmontero38
    mmontero38 Member Posts: 1,510
    Dear Amelia:
    Congrats on your 5 yrs of survivorship and for the lovely essay. Best of luck to you and many more years. Love, Lili
  • CindyPR
    CindyPR Member Posts: 36
    Congs!!!!! Same here. Does it feels so great.
    Have a great recovery as I did, had two lumps. But same here 5 years. Prayers good friend.