21 comments


  • I love hearing this good news Jeannine. And I truly appreciate your message about what’s important. I am carrying that with me!

    December 20, 2016
  • So many hearts, Jeannine. I’m thankful for your “goodish” news, and for your profound reflections here. In the darkness, you are a bright light.

    December 20, 2016
  • Deborah K. Hammond

    A million thanks for this, Jeannine. I am really glad to hear that your liver has some respit from those unwelcome guests who have been visiting. Goodness knows you and your body need a break! 2016 has, indeed, been the gift that keeps on giving. I’m awfully grateful that your welcome and amazing light spills out into this world. We who receive it are so fortunate. May you keep yourself at the top of the loving care list and call on the rest of us if we can help. Sending love and light. Deb

    December 20, 2016
  • Jeannine Gailey

    Thank you so much, Yvonne, Jennifer, and Deborah.

    December 21, 2016
  • Great post. Thanks.

    December 21, 2016
  • Jeannine Gailey

    Thank you, Ronny, for all your inspirational blog posts!

    December 21, 2016
  • Wonderful post! I was just thinking about you–and most of all, the joy I’ve gotten from your books!

    December 21, 2016
  • I am so glad you have such good news so far. I am and have been grateful for the fact that you are sharing these life lessons. I hope your writing continues to go well!

    December 21, 2016
  • Oh, Jeannine, I’m so happy for you that your MRI news was good. Thank you for the words of inspiration in your post, which I needed this morning. You express so well what I mostly feel….and need to be reminded of when I don’t….celebrate each day, especially ‘each moment of meaning’ and the people in our lives we love and who love us.

    December 21, 2016
  • Martha Moesker

    We’re so happy for your guardedly optimistic good news! We pray every day for your health and happiness. It is a wonder and a delight to know the fine woman and poet that feisty little girl we love has become.

    December 21, 2016
  • Best post-apocalypse post ever. I will raise a glass this weekend to your continued fineness!

    December 21, 2016
  • Suzanne

    Happy to be closer to you on this journey. Looking forward to seeing you in January. Indeed, illness and not knowing when dearh might wave its wand at us, which none of us really knows, makes for re-evaluating priorities. I’d say yours are terrific. xxoo

    December 21, 2016
  • Considering everything, you really did get good-ish news (as you called it earlier), and you seem to have beyond-good-ish doctors who aren’t Henny Pennying all over the place. (I really have to use standard English…) Happy Solstice, and may all the things that keep you going surround you.

    Remember this from the Incredible String Band song? I have it written in my purse planner, and it’s not a bad mantra.

    May the long time sun
    Shine upon you,
    All love surround you,
    And the pure light within you
    Guide your way on.

    December 21, 2016
  • Jeannine Gailey

    Thank you so much for all your kind words, and for sharing in the crazy journey this year with me!

    December 21, 2016
  • Glad for your goodish news – and grateful for you sharing your advice about how to approach life!

    December 21, 2016
  • James Prier

    Courage to look life in the eyes is the essence of poetry.

    December 21, 2016
  • Such lovely words of wisdom! Sending more healing vibes and now that grades are in, I can look forward to reading the new book!

    December 22, 2016
  • Jeannine, I am so happy to hear about the results of your MRI. It’s good you have been conservative. With my chronic health issues I have felt in you a kindred spirit ever since we were Jack Straw fellows in 2013. Your courage is an inspiration and a blessing…

    December 23, 2016
  • Anne Balfour

    Jeannine, so glad to hear this news of your “fineness.” This post touched me, and I aim to keep your perspective with me during this season and beyond. Love you, old friend! (Not old age-wise, just the 25 years since we met…)

    December 23, 2016
  • Hi Jeannine,
    I don’t know if you’ll remember me. We met in college. I married James Granger (my maiden name is Kronenberg). I began reading your blog about a year ago. It has been encouraging to hear how you handle all that’s been thrown at you this past year with grace, wisdom and a good sense of humor.

    We’ve been journeying down a similar road, as our youngest son was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer last year (a day before his 15th birthday). I find myself also changing; appreciating all the gifts this life has to offer, both large and small, not putting up with any crap or annoyances, and being so thankful for each day we get with Luke.

    Luke is still with us, fighting hard. We are hopeful that his next scans in February will show No Evidence of Disease (NED). But this is a deadly and aggressive form of cancer so our hope is also guarded.

    I pray you will enjoy many more days on this earth and continue to bless others with your life and poetry! Thank you for sharing your journey with us on your blog. Merry Christmas!

    December 23, 2016
  • Jeannine Gailey

    Thank you all so much for your comments, your hope and encouragement!

    Laura, thank you for sharing your story. I will think all the good light thoughts for your son.

    December 26, 2016

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