Happy Cancer Girl

A Happy Girls Journey with Cancer

Sweet Serendipity

on February 12, 2013

Serendipity is not a word that I often use. I would normally say lucky. However, last week one of my aunts came to visit and she brought me some very lovely presents. One of the gifts was a teal throw that she thought I could take to the hospital with me. I told her it was perfect and that teal is the colour for ovarian cancer. She didn’t know that and said that it was serendipity…indeed it was.

Serendipity, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. One day last week I was in a pretty bad mood and decided to go grocery shopping. After I was done shopping I went to Starbucks. Sitting in a comfy chair was an old friend I haven’t seen in a couple years. It was exactly what I needed to lift my spirits. A hug and great conversation…sweet serendipity.

Good things happen when I need them most, flowers from my family, a visit from my parents, a phone call from a loved one, lunch/dinner with a friend, coffee with someone I don’t see often enough, a hug from Owen. I know in the past I have said cancer is lonely, but it’s lonely in the sense that no one knows exactly how I feel or what it’s like to go through this. But…I am not alone, I have family, friends and loved ones, and I am building a cancer connection with people I have never met who help me get through the days!

I don’t know where my life is going to take me, but I have faith that something is watching over me and good things will happen when I need them. I know that I want to use my experiences to do something good and in time I will figure out what it is exactly I should be doing.

I’m often thinking about what I will write for my next post and what music will go along with it. Sometimes I hear a song that will inspire a post. Last night my sister called and I was talking about the visit I had last week with my Aunt Mimi and serendipity blanket she gave me, and Rachel (my sister) asked if I’ve heard the song Sweet Serendipity by Lee DeWyze. I told her no, and googled it, because that’s what I do. The song is perfect for this post! Have a listen, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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6 responses to “Sweet Serendipity

  1. Kym says:

    Great post Renee! And love this song πŸ™‚

  2. Megan says:

    Great song – I had forgotten about Lee DeWyze. Mom had told me that she didn’t know the teal colour was for Ovarian cancer, what a coincidence! She is without a computer for a couple of days so I’ll tell her you mentioned the throw. Love you and hang in there!

  3. Misty says:

    Hey Renee. Thanks for the song. I really like it. We will have to have a chat again soon.

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