Less Angry

21 Aug

OK. I have calmed down a little from my last post. Yes, I still have some of that underlying anger about my situation and the past four years of cancer toying with my mind and body, but I am starting to calm down (sorry to the CVS pharmacist that I unleashed my anger on).  A few days ago, I was making my usual rounds for work (I’m a sales rep), and one of my customers asked how I was feeling and if there was anything new. I don’t usually share that much with my customers so I was surprised when she asked. I told her about my recent ultrasound and that I was currently going through an ‘angry’ phase. Now, I don’t really know this woman that well because I have only been calling on her about 6 months so honestly, I’m not entirely sure how she knew about my health struggles. Anyhow, she left her desk, sat next to me, and looked me straight in the eye, and with tears in her eyes said, ‘I just found out I have a brain tumor and my operation is Tuesday (today)’. She said it was an ear ache that wouldn’t go away so they did an MRI. Wow. I was overwhelmed for her and the weight that was on her shoulders but was glad I was there to listen and share some hope. She asked me questions about my journey and about sharing illness with kids because she is a single mom. At the end of our conversation, we smiled and hugged and I told her I would see her in a few weeks when she was healthy and back to work.


  • Never assume or judge because you don’t know where they came from or what they are going through.
  • Focus on things that matter because your world can change in a day.
  • Share how you feel, tell the one’s you love that you love them over and over, because you may not get a second chance
  • Forgive and live a life with no regrets

Yes, I’m still angry but I think it’s been healthy for me since I’m generally a people pleaser, it’s ok. Today I’m wearing Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Everlasting. These lipsticks are super-moisturizing and surprisingly long wearing. This color is kind of a plum/berry color which is great for summer and on trend for fall. I chose it because this is the color family I love and of course, the name. Friendship and love is everlasting, take the time to hold someone’s hand or give them a hug, nothing beats feeling like you matter!


6 Responses to “Less Angry”

  1. Linda Bays Justice August 21, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I’m so glad you were able to help someone. And anger is normal. I’ve been there too. God bless you. I truly enjoy your posts.

    • Anna August 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

      Thank you Linda, praying you’re doing well!

  2. Kat August 21, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Anna, I believe God placed you in that place of business at just the right moment to help that lady. I’m sure you were a big help to her. I think you are amazing and I’m behind you all the way. XOXO

    • Anna August 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

      Thank you Kat for your support and encouragement. God’s timing is awesome!

  3. portia andrade August 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    Hi Anna, I’m glad that you overcome your anger…..sometimes we need it to release our emotion!! Your customer is getting inspiration from you.God bless you always!

    • Anna August 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

      Thank you Portia!

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