Cheryl’s Adventure - Changing seasons
By Cheryl Copeland

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Christmas is coming!  It’s my absolute favorite time of the year!  But first, hold that seasonal thought - I need to share something with you.  Most of you know I’m fighting breast cancer.  But it’s not about the cancer, it’s about change.

Looking back on that night, I realize now that it took a wake-up call from a cancer diagnosis to make me reassess the priorities in my life. I kind of wish I hadn’t waited for the call; but that’s all in the past now.  And now I think I know what is meant by the saying that each and every day is a gift; although we are born with expiration dates, we simply don’t know what that date actually is.

And that’s what I wanted to share with you this Christmas.  I was hoping that anyone reading this could learn from my mistakes.  Maybe they could discover that they can change things without waiting for a wake up call.

Now back to my favorite time of the year, Christmas!  I wanted to share this gift with you.  While decorating the house the day before Thanksgiving, I found a poem that my daddy had written for my brother, sister, and me a few years ago as a Christmas gift.  As I stood reading it, I realized that the reason for the season was very clear.  And it was all about priorities.

Merry Christmas Everyone! 

 

Cheryl Copeland is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about life’s lessons and her personal adventure with breast cancer.