A New Perspective on Spring Fever After a Cancer Diagnosis

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I can’t seem to focus on a single thing today. I keep looking out the window and seeing the bright sunshine and am so excited to see the flowers starting to bloom and to hear the birds singing all day long. I know that the temperatures are suppose to be around 80 degrees for the next few days and we are now back to daylight savings time and I am just bursting with excitement and ready to head outdoors. This weekend is Easter and Spring arrived officially last week. So how can I take on any serious issue today? Well, the fact is, I can’t.

And believe me, it is a whole lot more fun and exciting and interesting to accept others for exactly who and what they are rather than to judge them and make decisions about what they should do and be.Barbara Jacoby

I need to just break loose. I feel like running until I am exhausted. I need to enjoy all of the beauty of this day and the great outdoors before I have to get back to work. And I can’t help but think about all of the Springs of the past that included a Spring break, especially when I was in my 20’s and had a chance to travel to Puerto Rico one year.

Would I want to be in my mid 20’s again? No way! At that age, we were all still changing and evolving into the true adults that we eventually become. As the years passed, I learned so much about life and myself especially after breast cancer. I stopped taking everything so seriously. I stopped worrying about every little detail about my appearance and my choices and what everyone thought about me.

When you come right down to it, nobody cares what I do or how I look because they are too busy caring about how they look and what they do and what others think about them.

Of course, you always have some people who are so unhappy with themselves that they have to focus on what they perceive as flaws in others but why care about that? If the purpose of each day is to spend it outside of yourself, you will never know the wonder of what it is like to really be happy and that is a sad, sad situation.

But each of us can make our own choices about who we want to be, how we want to live and who else we want to have in our lives. And believe me, it is a whole lot more fun and exciting and interesting to accept others for exactly who and what they are rather than to judge them and make decisions about what they should do and be.

If those decisions about others were really something that could make a difference in our personal lives, then I could understand it. But they don’t, so they are nothing more than a major waste of our good energy that I would rather use for something else like getting ready and heading outdoors to enjoy the beautiful day that we have been given. So I am hoping that everyone will choose to enjoy this wonderful holiday weekend and every single day of this season of your life that you can possibly capture. I promise you that should you choose to do so, you will never have any regrets.

Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her writings to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide.