amelia (mmmbopthis) wrote,

Another story about walking to work

As I was walking to work this morning at 7:45 this morning, I walked past a man paying the Wall Street Journal thingie for a paper. He smiled at me and said hi to me.

As insignificant as this may seem, it made my day. I'm incredibly lucky to live in a town where people smile at you and say "hi" in the morning and where it rains too much. But that's what keeps Oregon green. Despite leukemia, my seventh biopsy scheduled for thursday (but really, who's counting?), another transplant, more chemo, finals week, financial troubles, I am incredibly lucky to have my life. I am in that less than 10% of the world who has the chance to attend a college, I'm one of the less than 1% of the world who has my own computer, I have two loving parents who do whatever they can for me, and even though it's not the typical American family, what really is?

I've got amazing friends and a kick ass roommate, I've got school paid for, I have a wonderful kitten and I've got all my limbs and boobs, which is more than I can say for most cancer patients. My hair is growing incredibly fast and it's cute and I'm somewhat healthy and I'm going to graduate and get my doctorate and you all are going to see me making important contributions to society one day as Dr. Worth.

So the next time you feel pissed off or sad at the world, remember I have an incredible life and yours is cancer free, undoubtedly better than mine.

With that, I was tagged by missjecka to list my six (what an odd number...maybe it was five, I dunno) favorite songs. Here goes, in no particular order.

1: "Elias" by Dispatch
2: "A minute without you" by Hanson
3: "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven
4: "One-Two Step" by Ciara (shut up, I like it)
5: "Somebody Told Me" by the Killers
6: "Rockin' the Suburbs" by Ben Folds Five.

And now to tag five others...speshope, ponkie, defyordinary, little_s42, and the_duke. Have at 'em.
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