Journey Learning #2: I Count

Years of early indoctrination infused in me an unshakable sense of worthlessness and, as a result, self-loathing. Despite huge efforts throughout my adult life, this injury kept me distracted from the great good that surrounds me and left me raw and reactive to the snipes and whims of every toxic family member or acquaintance.

The unabating care and kindess of friends, family and community members during this health challenge is providing me with a steady stream of invitations to boot my belittling beliefs, to accept and focus on the good, and to let the saboteurs slide.

Will I accept the invitation? I’ll certainly try.

About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

  • pumpkinpatchprimitives

    It's hard to admit we spend so much time thinking about the hurt that we feel from things said or done to us so many years ago. Those that have caused such pain live their happy lives without knowing how the struggle continues for those affected by them. The good news is that friendship is like a blanket of love that can soothe those heartaches, and even if it cannot rid us of the pain, it can certainly help lessen it.
    I wish you love, laughter and peace of heart. May this year be your best yet. B.

  • Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Brenda, and for your warm wishes.

    Your comment reminds me of a poem I wrote when I was little. I think maybe I'll post that old poem …

    Hoping your blanket of friendship is serving you well and wishing you the best of health and happiness in 2010,

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