Today, I was inspired to write this post from the sermon at Mass. I have been going to mass throughout this plot twist of cancer; though I did miss some weeks. I did, however, give up on getting my kids to go every week. I would run out on a Sunday night at get the last mass in my town at 7:30pm, the last ditch attempt to getting in that hour of peace.
One week, months ago, I was feeling very anxious - thinking what would happen if the cancer progressed, fearing death and I dragged myself out to mass, though I felt like curling up in bed and crying. That day, the mass was about Jesus curing the lepers and how He cures us and it gave me peace - I get it if this is not your thing - you can find your thing that gives you peace, I pray you do.
Today, both kids came to mass with me and my dad and my mom (which is ironic and funny if you know anything about my family history or just read this a-tale-of-two-novembers.html or this the-oh-sht-playbook-or-being-my-dads-daughter.html) and it was about talents and using your talents the way you are meant to use them.
This got me thinking and hence it got me writing - I always thought my talents were well, I did not know because I always thought of talents as being singing or drawing but in reality your "talent(s)"are your mission - the things you can do better than anyone else or that come easy for you AND that I guess, you enjoy doing.
In that case, my talents include writing, resumes, writing, educating (BUT not less than college aged; I learned this the hard way) and I guess balancing lots of stuff oh and of course being positive.
A former friend of mine had called me "Positivo" before I had anything that I really needed to be positive about to survive. But, being positive has been integral to my life and my survival, in general long before I heard the words, "You have cancer."
As I look for my next step (ha, it never gets old - see www.thenextstep1234.com), I am thinking about the different things I am good at and how those skills and talents can be used in a way to help others and I am just open to it. I know I can do more and that I should do more. I know that I want to create a non profit as soon as I fix my full time situation how-to-take-the-next-step-after-cancer.html.
How do you use your talents? What are your talents?
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