Last night was the last on water paddle practice for my Knot-A-Breast dragonboat team and what a wonderful evening it was. As we watched the sun go down on the calm water, my thoughts turned to two of my teammates who have been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time, and also to the husband of another who is battling cancer of different kind.
Why am I thankful? These people would have been going through these health issues regardless as to whether they were connected to our team or not. But I am thankful that they are part of our team, because they have the love and support of over 40 friends. They know they can turn to any one of us for help, they also know that we are thinking of them and sending positive thoughts their way. And I’m sure they are thankful for their decision to join the team, like I am.
After the practice we stayed at Macassa Bay Yacht Club and enjoyed Thai food, and lots – and I mean LOTS of laughs. Our paddling season may be over but we have another year of great memories – and that is what life is all about.
So we should all live life to the fullest and be thankful for it.