groceries on our front door. smiling visitors. meals from friends. calls, texts, tweets and random dms. there’s been so much love during my journey through cancer until i get emotional just thinking about it.
we decided to be transparent about my breast cancer diagnosis from the very beginning. i wanted my struggle to help others facing the disease. however, i hadn’t anticipated how my attempt to help others would actually hold me down through this storm.
not a day goes by without someone reaching out to say, “you’re in my prayers.” as someone who believes in the power of prayer, this is a blessing beyond measure.
before starting chemo, i re-read each and every social media and blog comment wishing me well on this journey. they got me in a very necessary positive mental space. in fact, social media has given me something invaluable: an archive of affirmation.
when i told my grandma about all the love from my friends, she said “you must be living right.” truer words have never been spoken.
you see, the universe doesn’t reward you just because you’re cute. you receive blessings because you give blessings.
i don’t give because i expect to receive. i give because it’s the right thing to do. i’m blessed that my time focused on self-improvement, letting go of toxic energy and building holistic spaces for women are paying off in spades. i’ve said before that my journey towards healing has been like savings in a bank account. ready to be withdrawn on a rainy day.
rainy days are here, and friends and family are helping me to weather the storm.
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