A New Excuse

I discovered the first benefit of having cancer this evening. Someone from my political party called asking if I could go door-to-door with a group this weekend to support a local candidate. Before I always felt guilty for saying No, and yet, as an introvert, I am not really comfortable in such situations. Today, I said, “I’m sorry. I just found out I have cancer.” That guy was off the phone faster than you could say George Washington. Yes! I finally have an excuse they can’t argue with. I plan to make good use of it.

About susanmaas

I grew up in the green state of Oregon, coming to love the birds, flowers, and other wild things of the woods. Our family homeschooled for sixteen years, spending wonderful vacations at the beach or camping in the western United States and British Columbia. For most of my adult life, I have been a part-time writer, creating personal experience stories, homeschooling articles, devotionals, Sunday school curriculum, and children's stories and books. I enjoy looking for signs of the eternal in nature and the small, everything events in our lives.
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2 Responses to A New Excuse

  1. Just part of the ‘silver lining’ in an otherwise dreary cloud. 😉

  2. susanmaas says:

    I am actually finding a lot of silver linings. The biggest one is finding out how many people care about me. That really means a lot to me.

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