You click snooze on your phone three times in a row and wish you didn't have to get out of bed.
She is bed-ridden and longs for nothing more than to jump out of bed and enjoy the simple pleasure of a walk.
You're having a bad hair day. There's a unruly frizz that will not be tamed.
She has lost her hair twice during her cancer journey and with it, she has lost a sense of her identity. She would love to have the luxury of a bad hair day.
You worry about everything you have to fit in today and feel completely over-faced.
She is in pain and can think of nothing else but coping with it, moment by moment.
You get cut up by an impatient driver.
She longs to be able to regain her freedom and jump in her car and go anywhere she likes.
You are in a state of heightened anxiety about completing all the tasks on your 'to do' list.
She had a 'bucket list' but became too unwell to complete it.
You're disconcerted about all the presents you need to buy for Christmas and how you're going to afford it.
She is aware that she may not still be here at Christmas to share it with her family.
You're annoyed with someone about something minor and it's constantly on your mind.
She is facing the real prospect of death and it is never far from her thoughts.
Normal life can be challenging, stressful, anxiety-inducing and hard work. It can also be up-lifting, enriching, joyful and fulfilling. Take a moment to celebrate the beauty of the world around you. Relish the luxury of freedom. Be thankful for the wonderful gift of time spent with those you love. These are precious moments indeed.