I got an email from myself the other day, and that’s myself a year ago, so I guess that means I’m my Future Me right now. Everyone has one… it’s who you are supposed to become and who you will turn into, for better or worse. Well, there’s a website out there where you can send emails to yourself in the future. Future Me – get the idea. I thought it was a good idea at the time and knew for sure I’d remember the email was coming. But then it hit my inbox the other day like a ton of bricks and when I saw it my heart sank a little bit because I remembered writing it. And remembered so clearly believing it. Here’s what it said:
The following is an e-mail from the past, sent through FutureMe.org
It was composed on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, to be sent on Thursday, August 25, 2011:
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By the time you read this Harvey will have kicked cancer’s butt!! He will be in remission, living happy and healthy. Go out and have fun, remember what you went through last year and how awful it was. The pain and the worry was unbearable. Enjoy life and what you have right now! Because you never know what is going to happen.
Wow! I’m actually really glad I sent it to me. It’s a reminder how life was then and what Harvey and I went through. At the time we couldn’t wait to ‘live’ again, and live a normal life. One year ago today is when Harv went into the hospital for the first time and we found out that he would need a bone marrow transplant. We heard the percentages and the Doctor say that he had a 50% chance of surviving – and 25% if we didn’t get rid of the cancer right away. That’s a hard hit to take. In honor of H-man and his strength and life we all need to step back and look at our ‘Future Me’s’ and who they are going to be and what they can do to enjoy life and make it a better for everyone else. I’m glad I met my Future Me the other day and I look forward to seeing another email from her in a year or two. Sometimes we all need a little reminder.
WORKOUT – 3 miles, yoga