As a three time cancer survivor, my influences have been what I have learned through each and every diagnosis, treatment period and recovery. Not to mention what follows each of these... surviving.
I have learned to create my happiness. Never listening to those who second guess how I do it. For me it's easy. It's a choice I make at least once everyday. Sometimes numerous times a day, depending on the day and how it's going.
Smiling comes as easy to me as breathing. I am chronically optimistic. I write about things that I have been through and certainly not writing through rose colored glasses. My life has been what it was. Difficult to say the least, but it's my life and I claim it.