When you heard about my health, did you think, “I am so glad that isn’t happening to me.”

Yah, it’s ok. I wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone else either.

Did you have any guilt or shame with that thought?

Yah, let that go too. It’s a natural reaction to difficult news.

I don’t want your pity. I want your action. I want you to take good and positivity from my story.

In time I will write more about how my physical illness has altered my mental outlook on life. The changes it has created in me naturally, as well how I am making changes consciously.

For now, I want you to really think about those thoughts that keep reoccurring in your own mind. “I wish I had more time to take that art class.” “I want to be more engaged with my children.” “I wish I had never said those words to my sister. I want us to have the relationship we did before we were each married.” “This friend only takes from me. Why do I spend time with her?” “I need to let go of this anger.” “I want to stop smoking.” “I want to get a pedicure every month.”

Now do it. Make that choice. It’s yours to make.

Take what I have been faced with as your stepping off point for that action you and your heart long to make.

I don’t mind taking one for the team.