Yesterday I had the honor of attending the Relay For Life in Nashua, NH. I was asked to sing the National Anthem and speak as their honored guest. As I was leaving the house, I kept thinking I was forgetting something. And for those of you who follow me, this is the fifth weekend in a row I have had events to attend. SO my mind is all over the place. Half way to the event I figured out what I had forgotten….My crown and banner…..But I still felt as if there was more.
As I was just about ready to give my speech I checked in bag and the second thing was missing, MY SPEECH.
So I immediately went into panic mode, and then thought…why? I know my story, I know what I wanted people to walk away with. So the speech was short but was all me. It was not my speech that I worked hours on to be poignant, meaningful, and memorable. But somehow I was all three things according to many people that came over to me afterward to congratulate me for a great speech.
Life throws us curve balls, but it’s how we mange to hit it out of the park that truly matters. Having cancer has taught me many things, and to go with the flow is top on that list. I honestly believe that everything happens for a reason, and forgetting my speech allowed me to not be a slave to a piece of paper. It allowed me to conquer my fear of doing this off the cuff and share my thoughts without having them written down. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and realize I can do this. So please enjoy my speech and remember the fears we don’t face, become our limits.
Much love and light to you, Fabulous Fighters,