2018 marks the 2nd Thanksgiving since my diagnosis with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. Part of my journey to being more mindful and present with my children and within myself has been to practice being thankful. Sometimes it is as simple as remembering to say thank you to someone holding a door, sometimes it is the bigger stuff, like being able to start my 17th cycle of Ibrance after two (2) weeks off due to low white blood cells. It is cliche, but looking for the silver lining can be extremely uplifting. Of course, sometimes there is no silver lining no matter how hard I look.
This Thanksgiving, I will do my best to remain in the moment, to not wonder if this is the last Thanksgiving I will have the privilege of participating in, and to truly revel in the celebration of family.
Happy Thanksgiving, 2018.