A simple thought on Twitter turned into dozens of high fives for me yesterday. Let me explain:
As a stage IV cancer survivor, only a year out from remission, some days I wake up thinking the cancer is coming back. Maybe I don’t feel particularly good that day. Maybe it’s just paranoia! Or maybe I’m right. Who knows?
Music always motivates me so I started listening to Switchfoot and their new single “Dark Horses.” Those lyrics spoke to me:
I’ve made my mistakes
I’ve seen my heart cave in
I’ve got my scars
I’ve been to hell and back again
Born for the blue skies
We’ll survive the rain
Born for the sunrise
We’ll survive the pain
Switchfoot’s songs have lifted me up so much in my two year cancer fight that I had to send a message to them on Twitter (complete with spelling error!):
In a matter of minutes, @Switchfoot retweeted my tweet and others started responding, like this:
It caught me off guard. I guess sometimes we think we are facing our struggles alone but we’re not. I should have realized that from thinking back on how many people have helped me out in the last two years.
But it’s good to get that reminder. It’s good to have hope.
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