October is breast cancer awareness month. Cancer has away of attaching itself to the very organ of a woman’s body that is designed to provide nourishment and the substance to maintain life. It’s frightening to think that what was meant to sustain life can end up taking the very life of a woman. However, cancer has touched the lives of many women and yet they have survived. I have a breast cancer survivor in my family. I stand in awe of my aunt’s transformation from the brink of death to a full recovery of life.
As alarming as breast cancer, it’s not the total focus of my writing today. As I thought about breast cancer awareness, a question was posed within me—What are you nursing that’s cancerous to you?
One definition from dictionary.com defines nurse as to look after carefully so as to promote growth or development.
What are you giving the ability to grow and develop by giving your continued focus toward?
I have told you several times that I’m a thinker, which means I often do it to the extreme. I roll a matter over and over in my mind attempting to analyze and make sense of nonsense.
Sometimes I’m guilty of rehearsing hurtful words others have said. Yeah without intending to I give the insult the ability to expand.
We each have the ability to nurse but it does us well to examine what we are nursing?
Is that relationship, habit, or thought a life-giver or life-sucker…now that’s a question to ponder.
Hope you enjoy your Saturday.