Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Are You Joyful?

Even though I am recovering from my lumpectomy and face more treatments I am so thankful the cancer was discovered early and that it can be taken care of. We can't control what set backs or bad things come into our lives but we can control how we respond to them. With Jesus my Savior I know He will help me through anything and because He is in control, I can relax.

This is why I can be joyful even while going through this situation. I met with the medical oncologist today who told me based on her experience and the nature of my cancer, she doesn't think Chemo will be needed; however, she has to wait for another report on the recurrence score to confirm that. What a waste of a trip that was--why don't they wait until they have all the information they need before scheduling an appointment. I didn't find out anything today that I already didn't know.

This quiz was right on for me. Take the little quiz to find out how joyful you are:

I am Very Joyful

You may not be happy all of the time, but you experience frequent moments of joy in your life.
There are moments so perfect that time has stood still and you wish you could freeze it forever.
You are so joyful because you appreciate the small things in life. You know joy is more about who you are than what you have.
You are thankful to be alive, and you know that things could be a lot worse. You are content with your life.

For further reading on Joy, check out Living Beyond Yourself--Joy


Sandee said...

You Are Joyful

You have quite a bit of joy in your life. Sometimes you just stop and realize how beautiful your life is.

You know those moments where everything is peaceful and perfect? Well, you have a few of those - and you could use more of them.

Try to get rid of as much stress and noise as possible in your life. True joy comes from true simplicity.

Also, try to develop an attitude of gratitude in your life. It's a lot easier to be joyful when you're thankful.

That was fun. :)

The Author said...

Well, I knew I didn't have to take that quiz but I did and got the same answer as you. If you don't have joy and optimism in your life every problem will just seem to be a huge burden and insurmountable. One of the best things about faith is the joy it brings to life.
Thanks Karen.

jude8753 said...

It seems doctors like to make as much money as possible for useless visits.

Lin said...

I don't like those silly appts either. They are wasting my and their time. Ugh.

Kylee said...

Good morning my darling. :) I am stopping in from SITS to wish you a very happy Satuday! :D

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