I enjoy writing about choices. This weekend, I chose to stay home. Normally, I’ll run some errands or visit local shops and markets, but not this weekend. It was nice … Continue reading A Better Choice
There’s no need to worry my darling.
There’s no need to stress anymore.
Look back over your life to where your feet are planted today. You are still standing and everything worked out for the greater good. There’s no need.
I woke up this morning feeling great again! I didn’t realize how much I took that feeling for granted until now. How I can have Chemo, and feel better than I have in months, is all God.
I have made new friends along this journey! This oversized, blurry, picture is something else I took for granted. With Chemo, your body reacts to things you once loved. I love coffee, but have had very little in weeks. Yesterday, I had one cup, and today another one! I still start my day with water, and drink it throughout the day, but this is huge for me today.
I sent that picture to a girlfriend of mine 25 hours away. We used to start our mornings with a virtual ‘clink’, but that had not been happening the past few weeks. My daughter painted this mug for me when she was like five years old, and it makes me smile. Having that ‘clink’ this morning with my friend made my day feel more blessed, and sorta normal, on this non-normal path.
I am grateful to so many people right now. People that God has given me, so I don’t walk this journey alone. There is a Blogger on this site I am extremely grateful for. I don’t even know her name, only her Blog name bookjunkie. She wrote this yesterday, and it was exactly what I needed to hear. She is ahead of me on this path, and she’s blazing a trail for us all.
Once I stepped outside, my morning looked like this. I love the dew on the grass in the mornings. I’m going to run the vacuum today, something else I haven’t done in weeks.
So, what I can share today, with anyone else walking this path is this.
Don’t let yourself get hungry. Eat small things throughout the day, and keep your body fueled. My new fave is Parmesan Goldfish crackers. They taste divine! Fruit, veggies, crackers, and plenty of water will make your body sing. Don’t eat pizza after Chemo. I waited until I was starving and did that. Haven’t been that sick since my drinking days!
Make sure you are getting the best possible care. It’s your body, so be picky! The first Chemo treatment I had, my port was newly installed. Being protective over it, being installed for just a few days, I was very nervous about the treatment. I guess the nurse picked up on that, and missed my port completely. The needle went through my chest. That sucked. I went to another location for treatment, and had the most loving and gentle care.
Get plenty of rest. If you haven’t read yesterday’s Blog about that, here it is. My body is fighting cancer, and being an otherwise healthy body, it doesn’t know what to do with the Chemo. Give it plenty of water and rest my friend. This too shall pass. The day of, and the day after Chemo, don’t make any plans. Give yourself that time to let your body fight to heal.
Being a country girl, living in the beautiful state of Texas, it’s seems only right to leave you with some words from my favorite Rodney Atkins song. Chin up Beauties! Thank you God for today, and thank you for being a part of this journey. Much love to you!
Barbara is a writer, Entrepreneur and Mom to her 16-year-old daughter. She loves dipping cookies in her coffee in the morning and has a pretty healthy obsession for chocolate. When she started this Blog in 2014 Letitgocoach was what stuck. She enjoys helping people Let Go of what is holding them back from having a beautiful life. Her life today is an example of Letting Go and Letting God. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com
I write to understand my life, is a quote I saw this week. That is what you will find here. Stories of my life and the people in it. Some are here and some have passed through. If you’re reading one of these and can relate, you’re either going through something similar, or you were there. I rarely mention a name but if you were there, I thank you now.
I was once leery of writing about the men in my life. There hasn’t been many, but I am thankful today for each one. You already know I was married half my life, but did you know I was in a relationship for a year and a half after the divorce? He follows my Blog, or used to. I think it was too much for him to read. His name was not there but he was.
He used to always tells me, “There needs to be a Plan B.” If we are following God, does there need to be a Plan B? I don’t think so. That would be making a plan in case God failed. God never fails. We fail God.
I learned so much in that relationship. You have seen snippets of it here without even realizing it and you will see more. It doesn’t take a lot of people to write your life story. It takes a lot of lessons learned over time.
I don’t say that to be harsh. I have learned from every person in my life. God works through people. They come into our lives to teach us and that makes us the person we are meant to be. You need more patience? Oh my.
God will use people and situations to help! There is a saying, “Don’t pray for patience or you’ll get it.” It’s a painful practice for me but necessary. Waiting on God takes a huge amount of patience. Otherwise, I would do it myself and that’s even more painful.
When your time is up with that person it shouldn’t be painful. So many people are mourning broken hearts and that is the main reason I am a Coach. To help people get past the pain and learn to live. You had a life before them and it should be better because of them. It may hurt because they are gone but if they were meant to stay they would still be there. ‘God’s got a plan.’ My daughter at 15, reminded me of that today. She has learned what she has been taught.
Barbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Let It Go Coach and helping others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is working on her first book. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com
Walking into a shop, I could just barely hear this song coming out of the sound system. Simply the Best, by Tina Turner was playing and those three words were the loudest part of the song. I admire Tina for everything she went through. Such a beautiful and talented lady that knew her worth, even though the tabloids revealed her man did not.
Your self worth is invaluable. You need to know it and own it. Don’t allow anyone to tarnish what you believe about yourself. I have allowed people in the past to steal my joy. If I go to bed sad and wake up sad, that should tell me this could be a problem.
We should have standards. Good morals. People will try and get you to meet theirs which sometime means lowering yours. I have found if those people are going to be in my life, they need to come up and meet mine. Otherwise, there is no room in my life.
That may seem harsh, but it’s self care and preservation. Past relationships have beat me up and down to where I had to search diligently to find myself again. God has always brought me through to the other side shinier than before. I am a better woman today because of what I’ve been through, but I’m slowing down on the lessons learned.
Knowing I am worthy of every good thing God has in store is enough. The people He places in my life today may not be the easiest people in the world, but they are worth it. God will use people to challenge you for what He wants changed. Need more patience? He will send someone that requires patience. Need to learn how to wait? Welcome to waiting. Put those two together and you have a new skill called patiently waiting.
Those people want the same thing for you that God does. Simply the best.
Barbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Let It Go Coach and helping others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, and does one on one Coaching. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com
This took a long time to learn.
Let your actions always speak for you, but be forever on guard against the terrible traps of false pride and conceit that can halt your progress. The next time you are tempted to boast, just place your fist in a full pail of water, and when you remove it, the hole remaining will give you a correct measure of your importance.
I’ve made a lot of promises throughout my life. After a trail of broken promises, words ring empty. Leading with the best intentions, until life get’s in the way. Nike has been saying it for years, “Just Do It”. It was time to stop saying and just do.
Instead of saying what I was going to do, if it’s within my power, I would just do it. When the person I did it for sees it’s been done, they are pleasantly surprised. Sometimes they don’t recall asking, it’s just something I remembered they wanted. It’s much better to do a task silently, and be thanked, than making empty promises.
I’ve also learned not to take credit for anything. All the glory goes to God, and trust me, that was a painful lesson. If something fabulous manifests through me, then it’s God working His will. I am only a vessel. Just do the next right thing, and God will do the rest. Lesson learned.