I am new to Sharon’s magnificent blog. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This whole post is about awareness, written with such sensitivity and clarity it needs to be read by as many as possible. I was moved beyond words..

A Leaf in Springtime

“To learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to act is really not to know.” ~ Stephen R. Covey

Three years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I can tell you there is nothing quite like the sheer terror of tottering on the edge of a deep yawning abyss and peering down with wide stricken eyes.

I remembered clawing helplessly at the remnants of my life’s best laid plans. I remembered for the first time in my life, growing old seemed such a blissful prospect. I remembered being jolted wide awake.

In such moments of rare clarity, one of the first things that flashed across my mind was the shocking awareness and dismay of my own failings. I have tried to own up and learn from those mistakes. These are some of those lessons learnt from the school of hard knocks, long dark tunnels and other unlikely places of wisdom.

1. Our greatest failures are not…

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  1. What a wonderful way to acknowledge and support Breast Cancer month. I am always in awe of women/men who embrace what they need to do and do it in the face of monsters(cancers). Kudos to your friend and thank you for sharing her story. It’s pretty gloomy here today, but as always, the day is made brighter with the lessons learned while waiting for the karma truck. Love you xoxxoxo

    • Good morning Jo – rainy day here too..I too was blown away by the beauty of these words and the heartfelt, genuine lessons that were provided. I don’t know the author of this blog (I just ‘met’ her yesterday), though I feel she is without a doubt someone with incredible sensibility and grace. I’m glad you liked it too…smile honey..love you..xoxo

  2. My dear Mimi, today I wandered over to your blog to say hello and I somehow came back with an armload of blessings. Clearly the Karma Truck awaits those who enter here. Thank you so much for the reblog and even more so for your special kindness and largeness of heart which touched me very deeply…Sharon

    • I think the gift was there for the finding Sharon – you truly inspire..Not just in word, but in deed. And for me that’s where the blessings are. Welcome to the karma truck anytime – and may it always deliver that which you may need..mimi

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