Shyra spent the day today with her youngest sister, Havilah. She was so happy!! She is still very tired and weak, but her spirits are high and she's feeling so much better than yesterday. The sisters went to the beach today and they laid in the sun and rested, while chatting lightheartedly, and laughing. That's all Shyra wants right now. To laugh and feel good. Havilah was able to make Shyra's wish come true: she got to feel her toes in the sand! (see the Photo Gallery for the picture from today).
Today was filled with sun, giggles, and laughter. The perfect therapy and much needed day in the sun, after the stress that has been put on her body and mind the past 5 days post chemo. Shyra was so happy to get out of the house and have a fun day with her sis.
Then in the evening, she got to enjoy a massage from one of her co-workers at her home. A perfect ending to a perfect day. Shyra's body has gone through such an ordeal, that this massage was such a great gift and exactly what she needed. For mind, body, and soul.
The goal right now is POSITIVITY and LAUGHTER. It makes a huge difference in her demeanor as her body fights this alien invasion.
I heard on the radio this morning that someone said, "If you can't find your smile, I will lend you mine". This really hit home for me as we all know that when we go through hard times, a smile is an afterthought. A smile doesn't come naturally when times are tough. Yet it is so vital. Let's give Shyra our smiles so that her smile can grow bigger every day.
And I will end this blogpost with a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr, "If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward". This is a great verbal picture of Shyra's perspective in all of this. She keeps moving forward. Even if it is just a slow walk to the beach with her sister, she is MOVING, and that is something to celebrate!