Friday, March 22, 2013

Good News and Happy Attitudes

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
~Martha Washington

Life is littered with good and bad all around us.  Sometimes, we filter out the good and all we see is the bad.  Do this enough and your life and demeanor will match that what you see, an aweful mess and unhappiness.  I think, those that are happy, filter out the bad.  Yes, it's there, but there is generally no need to get mired in it, mucked up and dirty.  A smile, amidst the misery of life, will brighten all those who come in contact with it, but more importantly, will most happily affect the one who smiles.  

We met with Dr. Glenn and her staff yesterday up at Huntsman.  They did their blood tests, reviews and checkup on Tiffany and gave us good news.  Tiffany's white counts have dropped back to her November tests.  There are many other indicators that suggest we are not out of the woods at this time, but a lower white count shows improvement.  This is good news.  Smiles all around.

So we continue on this journey.  Ups and downs, but it seems things are looking up.  The medicine is doing what it is supposed to, and though Tiffany continues to be overly tired and nauseous, thanks to the chemo drug, she continues to look forward to the day she can stop taking it and lead an otherwise normal life.  

But until then, she still flashes her beautiful, contagious smile.




  1. That is such good means things are working. Our prayers will continue to be with Tiffany and you and your family.

    Love you bunches!

  2. I haven't checked in for awhile, holy cow! So sorry to hear about Tiffany's cancer but so grateful it is treatable. I had no idea that anything was wrong at grandma's funeral. Let me know if there's anything we can do to help. We love you guys!!