Let’s face it life is short.
Don’t hold back. If there is
something you have been waiting to do now is the time to do it.
There is no better time than the present that
is why it is a “present.” A recent risk
I took was packing up and moving to Southern California. I had to
step out of my comfort zone. It has been an Awesome experience
and I have
met many great people. For some it may
be going Bungee Jumping. Whatever it is
do not wait another moment!
When I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, I thought I was
going to die. Well, here I am almost
five years later feeling better than ever.
I now realize I have so much to be grateful for. I keep a gratitude journal daily and I never
run out of things to write. Each day is
a blessing given to us freely.
Take time to smell
Slow down! I was
always in such a rush. It never seemed
like there was enough time in the day, especially to get sick. Unbelievably I never got sick until I got
Breast Cancer and then I got really sick. What a tough lesson to learn. Now I take time to enjoy the simple pleasures
in life like having a mocha and a good conversation with a friend. Breathing in the fresh air that we are freely
given and enjoying our beautiful sunshine.
Remember to laugh and
love at every opportunity
Did you know laughing can actually burn calories and is good
for your stomach muscles and it was one of the easiest exercises around? Everyday I ask for God’s help in helping me
make the most of every opportunity.
There have been times in the past that I have been so off the mark and I
don’t want that to happen again. There
are so many opportunities in life that we just let pass by and before you know it,
they are gone. These days I look for
opportunities to laugh and they really are not that hard to find.
This journey with breast cancer
has steadily led me to trust myself because I have made conscious choices from
my heart, putting those choices to the test every day. This trust has proven itself in my health,
energy and vibrancy. I am cancer-free
and know I will remain so!
Lianne Avila, MFT
Breast Cancer Survivor
“The concept of total
wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our
greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only
emotionally but also physically and spiritually.” Greg Anderson