That I would be good

The No More Cancer Playlist

When I was going through cancer  treatment I made a playlist of 60 or so inspirational songs on my IPOD that carried a message for me about the life I wanted to live and reminders about how to deal with cancer.  I called it the “No Cancer Playlist” and it gave me strength as I drove to the doctor, as I waited in the waiting room and as I lay awake at night scared and alone. One of the songs that did me the most good was That I Would be Good by Alanis Morissette.  While I was going  through treatment I sung it to myself as a song of hope.  Now that I am done,  and approaching my 2 year anniversary, it is a song about what I learned from going through the whole cancer experience with my partner Neil , my family and my generous and loving friends by my side….

I include it here, because what I wish for is that everyone who reads this to know that they ARE good……

That I would be good   — Alanis Morisette

that i would be good even if i did nothing
that i would be good even if i got the thumbs down
that i would be good if i got and stayed sick
that i would be good even if i gained ten pounds

that i would be fine even if i went bankrupt
that i would be good if i lost my hair and my youth
that i would be great if i was no longer queen
that i would be grand if i was not all knowing

that i would be loved even when i numb myself
that i would be good even when i’m overwhelmed
that i would be loved even when i was fuming
that i would be good even if i was clingy

that i would be good even if i lost sanity
that i would be good whether with or without you

\” That I would be good\” by Alanis Morissette

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