Last week as I drove home from Southampton on Thursday afternoon the traffic was horrific. I couldn't believe the bumper-to-bumper cars in both directions and as I crawled along Rt. 27 I thought about how nice it was going to be to have our towns back this week and now, here we are.
This was a great summer. We did so many things that made it memorable, from traveling for a family wedding to having family with us from June to September. Having children around makes life infinitely more interesting for sure! Our weather has been wonderful and I can't honestly think of anything to complain about. Even our hurricane became a tropical storm before it touched down on Long Island and far less damage was done than could have been.
Perhaps I see things through rose-colored glasses more now than I did before my cancer diagnosis in 2009, I don't know. But I find myself less and less likely to complain and more and more likely to see the silver lining in every cloud. I've learned that life is too short to waste any time feeling sorry for myself or complaining about anything. Nobody wants to hear it and I don't want to think it. So I enjoy life and make the most of every single day if it.
The summer of 2011 is now only memories. But they're great memories! And the fall of 2011 is ahead of us with all the potential to be equally great. Because life is what we make of it and I plan on making plenty of whatever I have.