The Gratitude Attitude; Being a Survivor

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Colline, of Colline’s Blog, has begun a weekly challenge to create a post about something that we are grateful for during the current week.

I will begin this first challenge by expressing my gratitude to the Universe for my health. I am a breast cancer survivor of many years now, and have recently been on a little bit of a journey over the last month with the possibility that something evil lurked at the previous surgical site.  Delays have taken place due to a change of insurance, but yesterday I finally found out that I am ok, and the suspicious finding is only scar tissue from the past surgery.

Once again, as so many years ago, I offer prayers of gratitude to the heavens for sparing me, and am reminded that I must be grateful for every moment of this life, and make the most of every minute.

Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.
~attributed to Sophocles

 

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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61 Responses to The Gratitude Attitude; Being a Survivor

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  3. lorriebowden says:

    That is BEAUTIFUL news!!! ❤ ❤

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  4. So happy you’re healthy. For that, I’m grateful.

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  5. Patti Kuche says:

    So relieved to know your good news Angeline, waiting is so worrying . . . . You have such a wonderful generosity of spirit Angeline, you spread gratitude! So many best wishes to you!

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  6. Madhu says:

    Angeline, your relief and gratitude shine through in these joyous images! Hugs from halfway across the world 🙂

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  7. tnkerr says:

    Survivors are my favorite people. Great to meet you.

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  8. restlessjo says:

    A joyful post in so many ways! Love that zap of colour, Angeline 🙂
    Hugs!

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  9. I’m happy to hear you’re ok Angeline, you must have been so worried! Lovely images too. 🙂

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Amanda! I was trying to stay positive, but as the days dragged by before I could get in for more testing, I was starting to crumble. Glad you like the roses. Going out and taking photos really helps me stay grounded.

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  10. Marianne says:

    What a worrying time, Angeline. So glad that everything worked out for you.

    I have a Gratitude Jar into which I drop a little square of paper, folded up, containing often the simplest of things I am grateful for. If ever I find myself feeling down, and always on New Year’s Eve – I empty the jar out and think about the wonderful things I have to be grateful for.

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  11. Suzanne says:

    That is such a beautiful and inspiring post. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Its wonderful that you have finally got the all clear.

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  12. thirdeyemom says:

    Wow Angeline I did not know. No wonder you have been so amazingly supportive through my dads cancer as you can personally relate how hard it is. Keep up the faith and I agree that health is one of our most important assets in life as is attitude and gratitude. 🙂

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  13. ChgoJohn says:

    Such wonderful news, Angeline! I’m very happy for you and your family. Long may your good health continue.

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  14. Lovely shot. And that’s just splendid news.

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  15. Amy says:

    What a great news! So happy to hear that you are okay. 🙂

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  16. I am happy for you that the result turned out to be so positive. Must have been a bit of a scary time before it was clarified. Besides the wonderful news itself, you show some wonderful image with this post. Particularly the last one is amazing.

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  18. Colline says:

    Reading this gave me shivers Angeline. Health is something we take for granted. I am glad that you got yours back.

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  19. suej says:

    Lovely images, Angeline, they certainly shout joy! Very glad for you re your news 🙂

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  20. Beautiful post Angeline. 🌺 Thanks!

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  21. Imelda says:

    I am glad you’re ok. Best of health and everything to you, Angeline. 🙂

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  22. It must have been wonderful to find out you’re okay. Relief!
    I agree – there is so much joy in the photos. I especially love the bottom one – beautiful!

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  23. Beautiful photos, Angeline and I’m so happy to hear everything is ok with you now! I haven’t had to experience something as tough as breast cancer but did loose a large chunk of my calf to melanoma a few years ago. I breath a big sigh of relief every six months after my semi-annual head to toe check up.

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  24. These pics are PURE JOY!

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