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Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Progression. I've always had this wonderful definition in my life.  I progressed from childhood to adulthood. I made great progress with the choices that I made. My successes and my failures have been a blessing. Progression. We encourage our children to progress at every stage of development. We hope and we pray for progress in every avenue of our lives. Progression financially, progression with the peace process, progression with projects... hey, I'm always relieved when there's progression of movement on the roads... especially in rush hour traffic! Progress, progression... it's always good stuff!  Passing successively from one member of a series to the next; succession; sequence. You can have progression in any situation! Usually when I think of progress or progression, it's obviously in the positive sense. There's no direction but forward in life. Look back occasionally, check your rear-view mirrors but ALWAYS keep your focus on moving forward... keep your eyes on those rear-view mirrors for too long and you are going to crash.

Why am I meditating on this word, Progression?!

What about progression in treatment? And progression of disease..... 

The cancer seems to want to move forward right along with me. I have progression of disease. Not ordinary or small progression. I do things BIG. So my cancer progression is not getting stuck in rush hour traffic or waiting for my mice.

In the meantime, I'm not waiting around either... I'm continuing my #happylanche. I can either keep moving forward or I can get caught up in the misery of this terrible news that the cancer is spreading and progressing. Music and dancing have fabulous powers. So does laughing. When I sing or dance not only do I laugh but everyone around me does too (you haven't seen me dance or heard me sing if ya don't know what I mean :-)

THIS is progression of happiness:

And this is another great version filmed in Tel Aviv-Yafo ISRAEL 

Please join my #happylanche by using the hashtag  #happylanche on Facebook and Twitter. It does make me happy!


  1. Hi Erika its Lauren from Le Leche I follow your blog all the time .I think a lot about your journey and how you cope with everything , you are also a great writer.your sharing touches me in so many ways..... I don't really know what to say but I had this strong urge to shout hey Erika thanks, and I just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers ...and I loved both happy videos.May you have a complete refua shlayma