Thanksgiving Thoughts for the Cancer Community

In Breast Cancer, Dealing with Medical Industry Issues by Barbara Jacoby

Each year for my favorite holiday I reflect on those things for which I am most thankful.  On my list I have always included my thanks for those things that I have such as a warm place to live and food on my table. But at the very top of my list is God Almighty who gives me each new day and the healing in my body and my heart.

“I believe that if all of us who are fortunate enough to have God and that one special person be it a partner, child, parent, etc. or many special people in our lives, we have everything that we need and we can do anything.Barbara Jacoby

Next on my list is my husband who has always been to help and support me through everything as I am sure that those in your support system will be on your list . But, I suddenly noted that to just include God and my husband on a list of “stuff” in my life was not reflective of the greatest gifts for which I am thankful in my life, not only on Thanksgiving Day but every day of the year.

I think many of you will understand as for you, your spouse, children and other family members most likely occupy the top of your lists, too.  For me who has no children and a wonderful sister who lives many miles away, my God and my husband, Kirk are the constants in my life who are always there for me and who share all that is my life.  And the fact that they do with so much love and support and caring allows for me to have a most wonderful life and for that I am the most thankful on this holiday and every day of my life.

I believe that if all of us who are fortunate enough to have God and that one special person be it a partner, child, parent, etc. or many special people in our lives, we have everything that we need and we can do anything.  And I am glad for Thanksgiving Day because that was my trigger to realize that I have it all and for that I am truly thankful.