Sunday, May 31, 2015

Know #Hope Know Growth

I probably don’t have to tell you, some days, having cancer, chemo, and radiation sucked. Early on, fear and gloom hijacked most of my thoughts. As my family and friends rallied with prayers, support, and encouragement, something pretty amazing happened. I realized I had a choice—let the dread consume me, or one day at a time choose hope.
If cancer taught me anything, it taught me HOPE IS A CHOICE.
In creating this new blog, Know Hope Know Growth, I thought a lot about life being a cycle of ups and downs. For me, hope means continual attitude adjustments to focus on the ups. Hope means noticing and being grateful for the little things, and looking for the opportunity to learn from the downs.
Hope means trusting that while things won’t always turn out the way I want; they will always turn out the way they are supposed to, and that I’ll get what I need to accept what I get when I don’t get what I want.
All of that, and what we learn from the ups and downs, is what I hope we can talk about here.
So, let’s get the conversation going in comments. Do any of my thoughts on hope feel familiar, and what does hope mean to you?