Thanks, Judith, for a lovely walk this morning. It felt so good to swing my arms, move my legs, look up to the sky and breathe the fresh air. Ah, the joy of living and walking in the canyon.

Today is the third day after Chemo on Friday. In my first round of chemo this was the day of PAIN. Everything hurt. Thank goodness it lasted for only 1 day. In discussing my symptoms with the nurses, it appears my reaction is not to the chemotherapeutic agents but rather to the Neulastin, which helps generate white blood cells. I am prepared today should the pain begin. Thanks, Brett for the wonderful Reiki treatment outside under the trees yesterday. Also, Carmen thanks for the Reiki distance treatment today. Should the pain begin I will take medication.

This journey is not for the faint of heart, but it is a journey that I know will bring greater depth in my connections to others and in my compassion for the human condition.

“The strongest oak tree of the forest
is not the one that is protected from the storm
and hidden from the sun.
It’s the one that stands in the open
where it is compelled to struggle for its existence
against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”

Napoleon Hill