Today is the 2-year anniversary of the surgery to remove stage 4 cancer from my body (notice I didn’t say “my cancer surgery”).
The surgery did not go as planned, there were many complications, and they nearly lost me on the operating table.
However, it actually went perfectly!
My very painful, long recovery period was part of the perfect plan for my life to make me who I am and to give me more messages of love and hope to share with the world.
So often we focus on what went wrong, what we lost, what will never be the same again. I knew this focus would not serve me well, and this focus does not serve you well.
I chose to focus on gratitude, love, and living. I chose to focus on purpose and I got very clear about what I want. I focused on the future and what I want to achieve. This focus not only helped me survive, but it helped me thrive and overcome odds many did not think I could overcome.
So, yes, 2 years ago today, I nearly died. That is a story I could tell.
But the real truth, the real story is 2 years ago today, I lived and I continue to live each movement in gratitude and love.
Oh, and they told me I may never run again. Almost 1 year ago, I ran the Boston Marathon!
You are only limited by the story you tell yourself about what is possible!
I talk about this in more detail on my Life Is A Marathon podcast