Sieze the day. It is always easier to say than to achieve. But saying it is a good start.
In a way each of the sayings in my sidebar under the title 'Life' relate to that concept. It's a concept that when you have a life-threatening illness you either embrace or you don't. There's not really room for a half-way house approach.
Perhaps Lisa (Shabby Girl) said it most prosaically with "Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain."
Today I've been feeling bogged down and if I hadn't already posted the previous post I'd have been too ashamed to do it after reading today's post by Jaz. It's worth a read at Turning a Corner. Here's part of it:
In the past I have catastrophized and turned my fears into big ugly mountains in front of me. But I've been thinking about that. Fears aren't real. Sure they can be based on some startling true facts eg I HAVE A BRAIN TUMOUR, but essentially our fears are our imaginations going for a walk.So I've stopped walking my fears so often and taking myself out for fresh air instead. Lately I seem to be able to enjoy today and not worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will come and then it will be today. I've got no control over it, just how I perceive and receive it.I'm strangely calm about my MRI I just had. I'm still awaiting results and I refuse to waste precious time on irrational fears. If they tell me I'm dying, then I'll scream and cry, but not today, not NOW.