Bonjour Royal Friends!
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I’d like to talk to you today about finding perspective. Perspective is one of the most powerful tools you can use to live your royally happy life. My father used to remind us that the person who used to complain about not having any shoes felt sorry for himself until he saw the person without any feet. Although the point is rather extreme, it illustrates that in many cases, our life could be a whole lot worse than it is in the present moment.
The other day I heard a wonderful take on the idea of perspective. It came from my doctor’s assistant, who relayed something her grandmother always told her: “If you wake up in the morning, everything else doesn’t matter.”
For someone who has lived through breast cancer and who continues to live with the proverbial Sword of Damocles over her head, this expression resonates powerfully. I don’t know if the breast cancer will reoccur. I don’t know if they got it completely. I don’t know if the medication will keep a reoccurrence at bay. I certainly hope so, I pray so, and I think so. Quite frankly, according to the American Cancer Society 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. No one has any guarantees in life. For anything. Once we accept that, it’s easy to see how waking up is a big deal. A very big deal. We begin to appreciate that our very breath in the morning flowing through us is a miracle and a gift. Something we should never, never take for granted.
Keep your perspective about life front and center in your mind. Whatever is going on in your life, at least you are alive one more day to have the grace of facing it and overcoming the obstacles. If you didn’t wake up, things would be worse. There’s the ultimate perspective for you.
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Bonjour! I’m Princess Diane Von Brainisfried™
Motivational Speaker. Certified Life Coach. Award-Winning Writer. Breast Cancer Survivor. Offering seminars and coaching using humor to inspire happiness.
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