Doctors tell me that people who continue to work while fighting cancer tend to do better.
For the past six months, I have worked hard, played hard and prayed harder.
Work for me means spending my time performing tasks that give me purpose and make a difference. My job at The City Wire does just that. When I am at work, I am so busy that I just don’t have a minute to think about cancer. The mental challenge my job provides my mind a healthy occupation. Being successful in a job pumps energy into me and helps me feel like I am going to live forever. Yes, I get tired but mentally working makes me feel fit as a fiddle.
I also work at being physically health. Frequent exercise is work. The dedication of time in an already busy schedule means that I love myself enough to grant the time to strengthen my body. I eat pretty good (could do better) and I get rest. Taking care of my body enables me to be physically fit to fight.
Play time is budgeted every day. I have fun with my co-workers. We laugh. I have fun with my family. We laugh. And I have acres of fun with my friends. We laugh a lot! Laughter is a proven prescription for emotional and physical healing. Vacations are a good thing, too. Taking a time out from reality refreshes my spirit and charges my battery. You can count on me being always fit to have fun!
Prayer is my constant. Fighting a disease that is working to steal my life has improved my prayer life. Praising God each morning starts my day and each night I fall asleep in conversation with my maker. JC is my friend. When no one is around and I start feeling a touch of fear, I start telling Him how thankful I am for the life He has given me and the people who have left a positive imprint in my world. And yes, I do ask for the favor of health. Prayer provides peace. I encourage conversations with God. Get spiritually fit with my friend, JC.
Today, if you really want to feel better, stop whining and get busy making a difference, work your body, laugh out loud and talk to God. I promise doing all these things will diminish whatever ails you.
Get fit for life! Tick Tock!