As opposed to the rumour being spread around by who knows who, competitors maybe, the Worm Kids, who gained national attention last year when the city enforced a bylaw prohibiting them to advertise their business via a sign on their property, are back at it.
Kristopher, Kristina and Clayton Cadieux want their clients to know that they are not going anywhere. They are back in full force and are gearing towards the best worm season ever! This year, the young entrepreneurs even plan to donate part of their proceeds to a charitable organization, possibly the Children’s Treatment Centre. What a fine example of kindness, initiative and ambition. So if you need worms, you know what to do!
I know this is not a blog and I don’t normally take this space to speak about myself in details. I do sometimes give personal examples that pertain or relate to the particular topic at hand, but I try to stay away from making this a Julia thing. I raise questions, on mainstream topics and aim at making you, the reader, react.
This week is different.
The last 3 months have been really, really hard on me. My health has been an issue and I was worried that something was seriously wrong. Symptoms pointed to possibility of cancer and, well, I was terrified. I kept having this horrible vision where the world goes on without me and where I don’t get to see my kids grow up. It got me awfully depressed.
The mind is a terrible thing.
I tried to stay away from negative thinking but with the symptoms not subsiding, I found myself getting in a deeper and darker hole and resiliently accepting the eventualities. People started to notice: I had lost passion. What was the point if it would all end anyway?
Put simply, I was feeling sorry for myself. Without even having any reason to act like my days were numbered, I acted like they were.
Once I consciously realized that, I forced myself to get out if it! I started taking better care of myself and counting my blessings. Then, something magical happened.
The symptoms stopped.
Today, I’m happy to report the many MRIs, biopsies, smears, blood test I took within the last 2 months all returned normal, except for one thing that came back abnormal but insignificant I still don’t know why my symptoms happened, but at least I know what it’s not and it’s definitely NOT the big C. I am worry free.
So as I sit here, I am, again, counting my blessings. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so I’m glad I live in a country that allows me to be preventative. I am blessed. I really feel for the many who have to sit in the doctor’s office to receive bad news. I got a glimpse of what that feels like and my heart goes out to all of them.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death.
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