Friday, November 14, 2008


Sometimes you feel as if life is SO unfair to you because they didn't have taco day in the cafeteria when you were totally craving it, or because you had to wait in line for 5 minutes to get some gas, or because your favorite socks got a hole in them which was just too devastating to patch up and you had to throw them away.

Maybe you start to feel sorry for yourself because you have to (*shudder*) study and do homework and go to school when all of your friends don't have to. Or because the only thing you have in the house for dinner that night is some frozen Encore mystery meat or chicken flavored top ramen.

Then life slaps you across the face with some perspective.

I found out today that a few scrapbooking friends of mine met each other when they were each fighting brain cancer. For those of you in the back: I said BRAIN CANCER. Ummmm......I have never had any sort of brain anything, much less cancer. And these two women have had numerous other health issues, but they still continue to be FAB-U-LOUS. Fabulous wives, fabulous mothers, and totally fabulous friends to each other.

I am super inspired by their story today because, well, I was really wanting a taco at lunch and I had to settle for a nasty burger.......and now I feel like a total backside and realized that I needed a bit of perspective to see just how damn good I have it.

Take some time to get a bit of perspective today and think about the things that you have in your life that make it great. I bet when Kate does that, Marisol is at the top of her list (and vica-versa).

Thanks for the perspective ladies (and get well soon Kate!!!!)



Anonymous said...

Once you get the hang of that, you'll find yourself being thankful for more and more common, everyday things, like a starry sky, a bird's song, the smile from a baby . . . and the knowledge that your daughter got it, too.


Melissa said...

Hi Andrea!

I too was shocked to hear they both had brain cancer! And the heart problem on top of it!! WOW! They really are amazing ladies! And so are you for writing this! Hugs, Melissa, your SNR staff Sista!!

psucolleen said...

Yep. Perspective. Sometimes, that's all a day needs. I love when it slaps me hard because some days it's really needed.

Tami B. said...

Wowza, did not know this. The part that really brought tears to my eyes, was your mom's post above. Beautiful.

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