Weekly Round-Up: The Gratitude Edition

Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.

Happy Sunday my friends. For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving, it has been lovely to read your gratitude-themed posts over the past few days – posts such as these from Yvonne, Jennifer, Abigail and  A Fresh Chapter

JoAnn reflects on ten years since her diagnosis of breast cancer.

Ilene shares information on Healing Circles, a gathering which I know is very close to her heart. 

An important essay penned by Sue on the dark side of advocacy.

A post from Barbara on pain management and breast cancer treatment.

Sarah writes about regret – “those moments of painful awareness that often come at the end, when it feels too late – as when I arrived so suddenly at what I believed was my last minute of living,” on Tanya Shadrick’s Cure for Sleep substack.

Sending love and strength to Kristie this week.

Connie looks back on one year since her divorce was finalized. 

OurMBCLife podcast hosts a panel to discuss what it’s really like to be diagnosed stage 4 from the beginning or de novo MBC. 

Terri asks this week, how are you feeling as we approach the final weeks of this year.

Gogs reflects on slight symptoms he was not concerned about leading up to his prostate cancer diagnosis.

Finally this week, I leave you with a gentle reminder from Lisa Valentine, that gratitude is not just for one day; it is a daily practice. In the words of,  Brother David Steindl-Rast 

In daily life we must see that it is gratefulness that makes us happy, not happiness that makes us grateful.

Until next week,

Yours with much love and gratitude always,

Marie xxx