The Unknown – 10/21/23

Photo by Steve Caputo, Light of Day Galleries

Photograph by Firefly Steve Caputo, Light of Day Gallery

The Unknown – We have all, at one point in our lives, stood at the precipice of the unknown and anticipated the worst. As much as I have learned about my diagnosis and treatment, there remain so many unknowns. I tend to ask a lot of questions in order to better understand my situation, but I know that there are harder questions, to which there may be no clear answers at this moment.

• Am I getting healthier?
• Is the treatment working?
• What will my next scan reveal?

Fear of the unknown can be paralyzing, and there is a choice to be made. To worry about these unanswerable questions and imagine unwanted scenarios or to, as the kids will sing, “Let It Go”.

Time is too precious, there is too much of life to live to burn energy on things that cannot be controlled. The peace I pray for will bring with it answers when answers are to be had. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

To all who are facing the unknown, may your inner strength help you move forward.

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