Finding Joy

Four months or so ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had surgery and now I’m doing chemo. I’ve come to feel like being a cancer patient has become my life. It has taken over my brain.

I’ve decided this cancer obsession is a) unhealthy and b) boring. It is hard though to remember how to enjoy the simple things in life. It’s all so pointless when we are all going to die anyway.

Clearly this can’t go on. I’m trying to put a little joy in my life.

For example, I love making lists.

Here’s my list of the possible starting points for adding more joy:

  • Be with people you love.
  • Learn.
  • Be kind. Help others.
  • Go outside.
  • Be grateful.
  • Read.
  • Laugh.
  • Move it. Walk. Swim. Dance.
  • Listen to music.
  • Watch movies. Watch cat videos. Watch the Gilmore Girls.
  • Meditate.
  • Find my talents. Use them.

Sleeping and eating are not on this list as I do too much of both already.

Happy weekend.