As a cancer survivor, the month of October is a trigger for me. It reminds me of the pain I endured through my own personal journey, and it reminds me of my sweet friends who have lost their battle to the horrible disease. And, it also makes me angry. I resent the "pinkwashing" and I hate seeing pink Oreos and Potato Chips.
Plus, remember that old saying, “if Momma’s happy, everybody’s happy”!! There’s real wisdom in that saying. Taking time to care for ourselves makes us better caregivers, and often brings greater happiness to the whole family. It’s a win/win.
The unfortunate reality is that our culture frowns upon silence. We are so wrapped up in FOMO (the fear of missing out), that we often use external sources to distract ourselves from personal thoughts, either happy or sad. We move right past them without acknowledgement.
I read the summary and tears welled up in my eyes after a few short paragraphs. "Do you feel lost" Are you alone with your anger? Are you ready to heal your wounds?" YES, YES, and YES! This is what I needed today.