This is me… and the thoughts I’ve shared

Conversation is my thing.  About all and nothing.  Although I prefer talking with someone who appreciates life and dislikes telling jokes just as much as I do.  Don’t get me wrong, I like a joke or two but there are people who will go on for hours on end and, as I said, I love conversation.

I enjoy reading and watching NatGeo and Animal Planet.  I like to smile… even at strangers and always say Hello.  I’m not good with names or faces so people think I’m arrogant.  Which I’m not!  I just have never ever been able to remember someone I once in my lifetime crossed paths with.

On the other hand, I don’t know whether my experience with breast cancer will end up helping anyone as cancer is not something that defines me… never will.  It was just a glitch this body of mine had and I so wish everyone felt about it the way I do/did.  What I can say is that I have taken it like any other experience in my life: asking myself what I can learn from it. And I’ve learned a lot!  For starters, I make it a point to make sure those around me realize that neither a victim’s face, nor the voice that goes with it, will make anyone feel any better.  And that goes for any other experience we might be learning from.  Life is a lesson and I try to be a good student.

We choose how we feel and decide how to deal with whatever we go through so putting up a sad front for everyone to feel better is not an option for me.

Sadness brings more sadness so why bother when a smile and a positive attitude are so much better choices!? So yes, of all the things I’ve gone through, cancer is one of them.  And I went bold and didn’t feel good all the time and ended up flat chested.  So what??!!  I’m still here, so let’s have fun!

Thoughts I’ve shared:

Postings under the breast cancer glitch

Postings under normalcy

Posting under ageing parents

Postings under the ignore me generation

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10 thoughts on “This is me… and the thoughts I’ve shared

  1. […] thanks to blogger Lia Pettersen, came across a post on a new blog, Fill Your Own Glass, (nice title) that seems to be compelling me […]

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  2. Sandra says:

    I agree with you totally! And thanks for the “Like.”

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  3. sandiyee160 says:

    You are one strong woman liapetterson! Your attitude should be bottled and distributed to everyone who needs a dose of intestinal fortitude and perspective!

    By the way,
    How did you get your categories to show in the side bar? I’m using the bouquet theme too, and just can’t make it happen?

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    • liapettersen says:

      Thank you so much for those words!

      About the sidebar, I went to Widgets, then Widgets again, and on the right you have the sidebar. You can drag and drop each sub-menu, delete or add and change it all you want.

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  4. tantoverde says:

    You know, in Russia we say: those who laugh the more for sure suffered the most. My admiration!

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  5. gnomy7 says:

    Great initiative
    Atb 🙂

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  6. Hi,

    You have shown wonderful attitude. Sure this will encourage all others who have some or the other sickness.

    Great that you concluded your posting with message “Have fun”

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