"As Jane Lee Logan aptly reminds us, 'Don't forget to water your dreams today!'
I love this thought. It is simple yet so meaningful to all of our lives. So often it is too easy to nurture the weeds of the past than to grow the seed of today for the flower of tomorrow.
In my life's experience, I have seen too many misspent emotions sap away the positive life energy of good people who may be experiencing some emotional instability that has knocked them for a six. It is so sad a loss to become the empty vessel of past regrets and lifelong remorse. Far, far better to try to move on, however hard such movement proves to be and to hear the sweet song of the birds once more at first light each morning.
Next Wednesday, I go into hospital for the day to have two skin cancer biopsies performed. The consultant has placed me on the emergency waiting list. Seemingly, my terminal blood cancer makes me infinitely more prone to contracting skin cancer, which I did last year. It looks like it may have now re-appeared and they wish to test the facial area where it was treated last year, along with the new skin-cancer mole that has appeared on the other side of my forehead. Unfortunately, the skin-cancer consultant told me when I recently saw him that each time I contract skin cancer, the prognosis worsens. I won't pretend that the prospect holds no fear for me, especially as I love my life, but I know that facing my fear is infinitely easier to cope with than mentally trying to avoid it. Another avenue of the terminal blood cancer I have is that it can and undoubtedly will, one day, travel to any/every major organ of my body. This is a thought I have had to reconcile myself with since I first contracted my blood cancer.
It is natural to be sad sometimes, but foolish to waste ones' thoughts and emotions upon regrets. It is normal for each of us to be frightened of possible outcomes which none of us is immune to, yet we must live for today if our life is to hold any quality of all.
When the day arrives that all medical science has to offer proves insufficient for our survival I have always found that the only natural place to take comfort from and refuge in is Nature, Family, Friends and God. Nature is there to nurture the parts that materialism and scientific advancement can never reach." William Forde: August 12th, 2018.