August 2. 2013
There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein
This is how my kid lives her life most days, even when she's sitting in the chair getting chemotherapy for the breast cancer that took her (and all of us) by complete surprise. But she's not allowing herself to be defined by this unexpected visitor. The morning of her last chemo she was at the track running two miles while
I was still in bed with my worry list.
When the sleepy receptionist at the Cancer Center asked,
How are you today?
I'm great! How about yourself?
The receptionist flinched from the positivity.
Her shoulders shimmied.
I was watching.
That's what I'm doing these days.
watching and listening.
watching and learning.
Everyone and everything is here to teach us something.
Jesse's always been my teacher. we grew up together
These days she's offering a master class in
buying the flowers
resting when you're tired
laughing until you cry
taking hikes on a summer day
~ being the inspiration
happy birthday, jess.