Using Facebook to Gain Perspective

I have written before about the dangers of Facebook.    There are many ways that Facebook can be used negatively.   Facebook can also be used positively.  I like to use Facebook to post pictures of the kids so that my mother in law can keep up with her grand kids with the click of a mouse.

Today I used Facebook to gain perspective.  I looked back at this date,  May 29th, on my Facebook timeline.  First I looked at 2012.   On this day in 2012 I was in a much different place than I am today.  

With my son Lucas the day before my surgery

One year ago today, I was heading into surgery.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer and was having a lumpectomy to remove the cancer.  I was also having a second surgery to remove my ovaries since my cancer was fed by estrogen.  If that wasn't enough, I was also having surgery to remove and repair other parts that were damaged during childbirth.  

My daughter was just 11 weeks old when I went into surgery

On this day last year, I did not know what my prognosis would be.  I wasn't prepared to be in the hospital for 5 days away from my three children. I wasn't prepared for the weeks of radiation treatment that I would need in the weeks to come.  

Looking back at what was going on during this day last year has helped me to gain perspective.  Today I got really frustrated when an expensive product I ordered was defective and I had to send it back to the manufacturer.  Reminding myself of where I was a year ago helped me to understand that today's problem was a small problem.  I don't need to get stressed out over the small things.  I need to ask myself, "Will this problem matter a year from now?"  

I survived breast cancer.  I can surely manage during these minor inconveniences in my life.  

What were you doing a year ago?  Did you complain about something on Facebook last year?  Does it matter today?    

Think before you post!

Philippians 2:14
Do everything without grumbling or complaining.


  1. Amen! Great post.

    P.S. I hope the Silhouette gets fixed :)

  2. Great post. A year ago today I was concerned about healthcare. Still am. I was concerned about bills and how to pay them. It seems a petty concern now. I know God will provide, but I also know we need to highlight this issue so that healthcare becomes something that is seen as a necessity for quality life for all. Thanks for sharing your story. You are really inspirational.

  3. Came over from the hop. This post is great! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Thanks so much for linking up at NanaHood! I really enjoyed meeting you and will keep you in my prayers. NanaHood is pink because of Breast Cancer. My cousin Martha is a 3 time survivor. She's a fighter. Blessings to you and your family and I plan on following you! Teresa

  5. I love the name of your true!
    And congratulations on a year's perspective.
    So glad you are doing well.
    I'd love to have you link up to my new TGIF hop at Bible Love Notes.
    Bless you,

  6. What an awesome reminder to keep perspective! You are a survivor every single day you keep fighting for that perspective! Thanks so much for linking up last week at Walking Redeemed!


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