Simple Abundance tells us that the simpler we make our lives, the more abundant they become. Well, my life doesn’t seem to be simpler, but it certainly is abundant! Wednesday when I usually post in this space, I was preoccupied with other thoughts. I was totally immersed in having my daughter home for a long visit. We made plans to go shopping in the City after my check-up with my breast cancer surgeon. I’m sure my anxiety about that doctor visit also crowded out any thoughts about writing on Wednesday as well. I just wanted to get to that appointment, have her pronounce me “in absolute good health” and send us on our way to Nordstrom’s. I have not reached the magic milestone where recurrence of the cancer is not always lingering in the back of my mind. Perhaps it will always be on the periphery of my thoughts. And as long as I’m making doctor appointments every six months I have too much physical evidence not to have it on my mind. Happily, my doctor examined me and pronounced me healthy at my appointment. My daughter and I went on to lunch and an afternoon of shopping surrounded by that wonderful pink bubble of good will and relief. My life is not simple. I doubt that life is simple for anyone. It is messy, complicated and full of wonderful surprises. I am so grateful for everything (simple and otherwise) and everyone in my life: receiving a good report from the doctor, enjoying lunch and an afternoon of shopping with my daughter, sitting down to dinner with my daughter and husband, knowing that the rest of my family is healthy and I have the opportunity to tell them I love them and how grateful I am to have them in my life. I’m grateful for this amazing life I’ve been given and those I’m privileged to share it with. Thank you—
About Mary E. Knippel
Mary E Knippel, Writer Unleashed and the founder of Your Writing Mentor supports women to take pen in hand to unleash their story worth writing...to leverage their impact through their stories...reclaim their voices...to polish their words so that they sparkle and shine from the start...and go from making dinner to making a difference. Contact her at mary (at) yourwritingmentor.com.