It’s September 11th, the sixth anniversary of the attack on the United States. There are certain moments we all remember in our lives depending on our age: where you were when Kennedy was shot, where you were when the verdict for O.J. Simpson was announced and of course September 11th. Those who have been diagnosed with a life-altering health crisis will also remember the day of their diagnosis…it’s the day that changed their lives.
For those who cope with a life-altering illness I hope you’re gentle on yourself around the anniversary of the diagnosis because the body has a memory all its own. It will kick in to the mode of remembering the day of the diagnosis within a couple of weeks of the actual date. Don’t be surprised if you feel a bit down or sluggish, it’s the body’s way of coping with the shift that took place.
I hope you give yourself the opportunity to grieve any loses you’ve experienced whenever you need to express yourself. I hope that you find the support you need in times that are challenging. I hope that you find the courage that pilgrims require to be resilient to carry forth with the mission of your life, even if you need to modify the plans for their original form.