Weddings, cancer and celebrating success

Wedding, cancer and celebrating successI am full of the joys of spring (okay I am a little early) as I am expecting a pony. I know this sounds strange but a friend reminded me that wherever there is a huge pile of ‘crap’ there is usually a pony not far behind and so I have decided that when the trials and challenges of life appear it is simply because I am getting a pony! I have no idea when or what it will look like but the thought alone brings a smile on my face and for now that’s enough.

Inspiration for this week’s Divalicious Moment is courtesy of love, perseverance and the importance of taking action. I went to a wedding recently, nothing unusual there except the couple had been together for nearly 40 years and the groom has stage four cancer holding out for a miracle to help him make it to their first wedding anniversary.

I was happy to be part of the intimate gathering and as I heard them exchange their vows it got me thinking (no not about when I am going to find my husband although I have to admit I am in the market so any suggestions…) I thought about the significance of the moment they said “I do” and the lessons I could learn from it all.

Seven things immediately sprung to mind that I would like to share with you:

  1. It is never too late to do the thing you dreamed of doing, although if you leave it too long you might not be able to enjoy it.
  2. The importance of a goal and a vision to keep you motivated. The week preceding the wedding it was unclear whether the groom was going to make it to the wedding, but he had a vision and a goal in his mind that helped him to move through his pain and challenges to get there and I got of my sick bed to attend.
  3. Love conquers all. I don’t think I need to say much more than that. The greatest thing we can do for ourselves is to love and allow ourselves to be loved.
  4. In the midst of it all, it is still possible to laugh and celebrate. Even though the groom was not at the wedding dinner there was still an atmosphere of celebration.
  5. Never give up. However insurmountable the odds may seem. Keep going and don’t lose heart.
  6. Don’t think too much. Sometimes the time we spend thinking acts as a barrier to success. Think towards action and then do something.
  7. This may be as good as it gets. I am not suggesting that there isn’t something better out there for you what I am saying is enjoy where you are on the way to where you are going. In the words of Whoopi Goldberg “act as though you have peaked”

Whatever you do choose to seize each and every Divalicious Moment and remember that action is the currency of success!

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