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A New Day

April 10, 2008 – April 10, 2013

 Five years ago today I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  My life has been one big whirl-a-twirl ride, filled with roller coaster loops, turns, and rolls ever since.  There have been extreme highs and a few menacing death drops.  Yes, breast cancer took me for a ride and changed my life forever: yet, I wouldn’t change a thing.

Maybe that’s exaggerating a bit.  I’m pretty sure I would not have chosen to get breast cancer….nor to be infused with chemo (Sacred Juice) for a year….nor to gain weight due to steroids…have my breasts cut off and rebuilt…lose my hair…put my business on hold…..on and on.  But all we’ve got are the cards we’re dealt…and what we do with them is our choice. That’s where choosing joy comes in.

 My gratitude for my healing overflows. I’ve written about it, talked about it, prayed over it….and will continue to do so.  I am blessed in more ways, than even I understand.

 Through cancer I’ve met unbelievable people, gained wisdom and insight and found purpose as I help others on their own healing journey.  Cancer, was an unexpected visitor, which brought me blessings and gifts disguised as infusions, needles, pills, stitches and scars. 

 Now…as I dance into the next phase of my life…I grab hold of family and friends and move on. I remind myself to cherish every moment, even when old patterns try to break in.  I bring with me all that I’ve learned and all that I treasure. 

 Five years ago today, cancer took center stage and captured my life’s spotlight.  Today, I shift it’s beam back into place…for it to shine brightly on:

 MUSIC.  DANCE.  PASSION PROJECTS.   MOUNTAINS.  CHOCOLATE.   FUN. 

 LOVE & PASSION.  TRAVELS.   MOVIES.  BOOKS.  PLAYTIME.   

 LAUGHTER (pant splitting, pee-dripping kind).

 FIRE CEREMONIES.  ANIMALS.  VACATIONS.  PHOTOGRAPHY.

 I am still here, passionately offering support to others on their own healing journey. But it’s a new day and Positively Pat is spreading her wings and taking in more: soaring higher and higher, spreading love, healing, peace, laughter, compassion, kindness and joy…while at the same time, mimicking the frolicking hummingbird and sucking the sweetest nectar from this beautiful life. 

 And so it is……………….

 Dance on!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Patricia San Pedro

7 Comments »

  1. John Hambrick
    April 10th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Your attitude, outlook, candor and action are inspiring. Congratulations on the five year milestone and more power to you!

  2. Patricia San Pedro
    Patricia San Pedro
    April 10th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you my dear friend. I am here for YOU….in any way you may need. Sending love and blessings.

  3. Liza
    April 10th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I am dancing with you, cuchifrito!!!Much, much love.

  4. Patricia San Pedro
    Patricia San Pedro
    April 10th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you dear friend…..life is good!!

  5. Patricia San Pedro
    Patricia San Pedro
    April 10th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you dear friend. And thank you for always being there for me. Love you.

  6. Jon Crane
    April 12th, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Pat:

    You have my heartfelt congratulations. You’re an inspiration and your light shines straight through the Internet into all of our hearts.

    Keep living and loving life…and sharing it all.

    All the best to you.

    Jon

  7. Patricia San Pedro
    Patricia San Pedro
    April 12th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you so much Jon. You’re a sweetie. It’s been many, many, many years since we’ve seen one another. Thank you for staying in touch and for your kind comments. Big hugs!!!! Pat

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