she woke this morning with tandem bikes on her mind;
it felt glorious to let the other "stuff" slide off her back
she remembered the wise words of her one-time oncologist,
who told her attitude was half the battle. . .
she was determined to win that fight
and she did, coming out the other end stronger, chin-up
and grateful. she suddenly understood, she had been filling herself
with the wrong things, carrying around baggage, that was good-for-nothing
as if she were a vagabond, panhandling for love, empathy and joy.
but somehow, by the skin of her teeth, she landed today
among the sunflowers and light, basking in all the goodness,
as the rain poured down outside her window
“That’s how you can tell that you’re filling yourself with the wrong things. You use a lot of energy, and in the end, you feel emptier and less comfortable than ever.”
― Glennon Doyle Melton, Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed