I am still reveling in the glorious beauty and love of last night’s benefit. What an amazing success!
The Graceful Woman Warrior Committee went all out and orchestrated one seriously kick-ass party. How do I know? Because I got to be there – even though I was in Ohio – thanks to modern technology. Yay – Skype! My own impromptu Ohio house party got to be a part of the big Massachusetts party. We heard the music… Saw the dancing… Chatted with the people… Shared some laughs (and some red wine)… It was a beautiful thing.
Of course I have to throw out a BIG THANKS to the entire GWW committee who busted their asses to make sure the party was a success. You guys rocked it! You freely gave your time, energy, inspiration, and love to create the best party ever. So I say, if cancer is the price I have to pay – the cross i have to bear – to reap the blessings of having such a gracious, thoughtful, and caring circle of family and friends, then so be it.
If you get right down to it, aren’t relationships and personal connections really what make life worth living? Spending time with someone you care about… Watching your children grow and learn… Feeling the dizzying intensity of new love… Exchanging ideas… Lending a helping hand… It’s all based on connection and relationships.
The number of connections I’ve made since being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer a mere 3 months ago still blow me away.
Being my mother’s daughter I naturally seek out and make connections wherever I go. I value the relationships I develop with everyone I meet. I believe that every person I encounter has something to teach me.
Now this actually makes the outpouring of love a bit tricky for me – because I truly want to connect with each and every one of you. I receive so many touching cards, messages, and posts but never have the energy or time to respond the way I want to. Not that I feel obliged to respond (I know ya’ll are understanding folk and not expecting a response) – but just cuz I wanna do it. Because there’s nothing I love more than connecting with people. (Gee, I guess that explains why I became a social worker!)
So thank you to my family, my friends, all the people that attended the benefit last night, and all those that continue to support me from afar. My gratitude cup runneth over.
Interestingly enough, at my reiki session today (the second with my darling new reiki therapist) we had a little chat after the session and she mentioned that she just doesn’t get a “sickness” vibe from me. In the past she’s felt other people’s illness while doing work on them and is often called on for her intuition with these things… And with me, the stage 4 cancer energy isn’t coming through. Who knows?!?!! Guess we’ll see when I get my next scan.
In the meantime, I will continue to blaze my glorious trail of healing, wellness, and connection.
Take that cancer! – T