Cancer and unicorns

I wish I could remember where I found this prayer, it gives me strength and courage. 

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them.

Let me know beg for the stilling of my pain,
but for the heart to conquer it.

Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved,
but hope for the patience to win my freedom.

Grant me that I may not be a coward,
feeling your mercy in my success alone;
but let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure.

Written by Rabindranath Tagore

It turns out I have actual cancer.  In the tiniest of ways I am concerned but overall I am very positive about kicking some cancer ass. I think it has helped going through the precancerous stuff and emotions. I now know that I can get through the surgery. I know what I face and that I am surrounded by people who love and care for me and will help me through this.

A few months ago I had a "unicorn party" for my staff because things had been rough in the office and most folks had personal stuff going on as well. Everyone loved it.  This weekend I announced the cancer status on Facebook, one of my friends told me I'm a badass unicorn and will kick cancer's ass.  I am embracing the unicorn within and going to use my magical horn to knock this cancer out of my system!


Jemma a RevGal pal said…
All power to you and your bad-ass unicorn self as you experience cancer and all the complexities of that. May you be sustained with all the peace, grace, courage and love you need.

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