Living Forward through Adversity

Hello my Wonderful Friends,

I have been on a hiatus for a while and have missed you tremendously. I sold my Poppie’s Paint Powder business last year, so I could get back to you, my true love and I feel like I haven’t done anything since. At first, it was refreshing, not to have all the responsibility of working FT as a nurse and running a business or two at night, but I haven’t created and have mostly just been surviving day to day in a funk. It’s a very strange place for me to be and frankly, it has grown old so here I am. Feeling the spark of something and the need to share is invigorating me for this very moment. I am not looking for sympathy but just surrendering to what or where GOD is going to lead me and HE has lead me to you again through the most unsettling of situations.

I was chatting with a very dear friend of mine this morning who has stage 4 cancer and is one of the healthiest people I know. I shared with her that I had a melanoma removed from my back last week and she responded ” “it’s weird when our bodies grow things we didnt ask for’. I have been part of the wellness community for decades now and can tell you that cancer is no respecter of persons. None of us have asked for it.

Her comment brought me back to a thought I have had frequently over the years, “ why even bother to live well”? If the most in shape man in the world drops dead jogging…. , the wellness doctress gets cancer, etc…, you know all the stories. So why pursue wellness when we are all just given a set amount of days, as I believe the evidence shows.

I believe we should do the things we do to live well so that we feel at our optimum while we are here. I would feel like shit if I ate cake and ice cream every day, even though I try to convince my self otherwise, that’s why I don’t do it. I want to get the most out of the years I have been given. I am not fooling myself into believing I am going to escape death by living a wellness-based lifestyle, but can surely feel better while here. Death is the only guarantee we have in life, that one day we’ll take our last breath.

I also believe that in every adversity there are seeds of equal or greater benefit if we open our heart and mind to receive them. My friend has shared with me how she has grown through her circumstances and is creating a new path for her family going forward. May we all find that divine spark of life in whatever circumstances we are facing today.