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Adjusting Our Sails

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -- Jimmy Dean

This quote paints such an interesting picture to me - think of being on a sailboat, and the wind comes up - pushing you this way, and that way. If you do nothing, you can be blown completely off course, and perhaps even crash on the rocks. But, if you take charge, adjust the sails to compensate, then you'll reach your destination safely.

I read this quote today, and tried to think of it as it might apply to my cancer journey - that even though I can't change the fact that I was diagnosed with cancer, I can certainly adjust things like my thinking, my attitude, my circumstances, my eating habits, my exercise, etc., to allow myself to arrive at the end of my journey better, and safer, than at the start.


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