Monday, May 2, 2016

Gratitude Monday --Like A Waterfall Edition

Gratitude should flow freely like a fresh mountain stream, spill down in a thunderous cascade, and spread to all parts of your life.

Watching the waterfall. Photo by my husband, Mike Mayrl .
The above is Siffleur Falls in the West County of Clearwater County, Alberta, about 20 minutes from the Banff National Park boundary.
We did this hike yesterday and I am pleased to report I only had to stop to rest once. It's four km and mostly flat, but there's one steep pitch. I ploughed on to the top of it before resting, something I don't believe I have ever been able to do.
I am grateful for the day, the hike, for only having to rest once, and for everything in general.
The difference is, I am sure, not having colorectal cancer.  I am sure I had it for years, but didn't know. The reason I am sure is I have a great deal more energy now.  Years ago I thought I was doing okay,
Today, I know it wasn't so okay.
But those days are over and I am only getting stronger and healthier.
In short: Cancer, my ass!


Anonymous said...

The hike sounds awesome and I am glad your cancer is gone and you have so much more energy.

solarity said...

I am grateful for waterfalls: my heart lifts every time I see one, however small. I try to emulate them, and just go where I'm led.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

messymimi said...

Waterfalls make my heart sing, as do beaches with the breakers rolling in. Such a blessing to not have cancer any more, i'm so happy for you!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, all.

Hilary said...

Here's to your continued good health. Onward!