The following is a piece written by a friend of mine who is battling with cancer. Her blog (which I prefer not to disclose at this stage) is so packed with emotion, reading through the posts brings tears to my eyes. Painful as it is, I still feel the warmth of hope there. Just as her smile, always so beautiful and vibrant.
I love you, and be strong, girl!
The red headband
The other day I was going out with a friend and I wanted to wear this lovely green dress with a matching headband. But much to my disappointment, the green headband was nowhere to be found. The only thing I could find was an old red headband that I rarely wear. I was so frustrated – I wanted to wear that green dress, and I wanted a matching headband!
But as I took a second look at the red headband, I thought it wasn´t that bad, and all I had to do was to match it with a nice red dress.
I thought the lesson I learned from this was that I needed a better collection of headbands, but it seems like the red headband has taught me a lot more than that. I was frustrated when I couldn´t find my green headband to go with my green dress. Similarly, I was frustrated when I knew I couldn´t have a normal life like other people. To put it simply, I am often frustrated when I don´t get what I want.
But as the headband story tells me, life isn´t always about getting what I want. I was fine with a red headband and a red dress, even though it wasn´t what I wanted. I am going to be fine living a life different from those of people my age. As long as I live it in style.