Day 14 – Thankful

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been two weeks since I learned that I have cancer—it seems as though it’s been two years already. It just feels as though that day was a long, long time ago, but it really wasn’t.
That first Saturday—just a little more than 48 hours into this adventure—a friend asked something along the lines of “What are you learning from this?” In typical fashion, I had to pause and think about the answer. But not for too long.
I don’t recall the exact words that I said, but the lesson that I am learning from this—the silver lining in this cloud—is the importance and meaning of relationships. Relationships that, perhaps, I had taken for granted or didn’t really fully understand how deep they are.
You have amazed and humbled me with your offers of support, kind thoughts, and prayers over these last two weeks. Heck, I never expected this blog to garner much interest, but we’re approaching 500 visits since I launched this on Sunday, 14 November. That’s almost 50 hits a day! So that tells me that my relationships are much stronger than I may have thought they were. That, or there’s nothing on TV and you have nothing better to do than read these ramblings… J
With a little bit of luck and a lot of cooperative weather, I’ll be spending tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, with my sister, her family, and a cousin, and I’ll raise a glass to everyone who’s been by my side through this latest chapter in my life. Your support has been my biggest ally in getting me through this. So all I can say is…
Thanks much! Vielen Dank! Muchos gracias! Merci beaucoup! ありがとうございます。! Mahalo!
And Happy Thanksgiving!!

2 thoughts on “Day 14 – Thankful

  1. Anonymous

    Have a safe trip, Dan. We are thankful for each day that we know you
    are making each day the best possible. Take care of you and know
    your friends are here in support. Thank you for being that friend
    we love so much…….. freezing in the desert.


  2. Dan…..As I get older, Thanksgiving seems to take on a new meaning; not so much about the food anymore. It is more a time to be thankful…expecially thankful for the freindships I have made over time….You are and always will be our dear friend, and offical member of the family…..Happy Thanksgiving Dan..


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