This site is filled with so much information, however I wanted to do a page just for positive quotes, inspirational stories and other musings that might come to me. Feel free to add your comments or stories as well.
Ok so for my first page, a couple of quotes to ponder.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ~Emory Austin
You have the power to make your journey through the cancer jungle yours, whether you are a patient, caregiver, husband, wife, child or lover of someone who has cancer. You don’t have to go through it all with a smile on your face, but with a positive attitude. One that makes you know you are in control and will beat whatever it is that is happening to you at that time. Empower yourself with knowledge, ask questions, get answers, about anything and everything you are curious about!
Can being positive really help? It helps your mood and your ability to deal with all the difficulties that lie ahead. Does being positive “cure” your cancer, no yet what a positive attitude can do is help improve the quality of your life during cancer treatments and even after the treatments. You might be more inclined to stay active, maintain your relationships with family and friends, and enjoy social activities. With all these things, they could help enhance your feeling of well-being and help you find the strength to deal with your cancer. No one says you have to be perky sunshine all the time, heck on the outside you can seem to be a grouch, but know on the inside that you are your best ally!
“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.” -Frank Crane
During cancer treatments it can be hard to trust people. Many people are used to being in complete control, losing that control and having to trust others can be daunting to say the least. You don’t need to lose control, but be a consumer, ask questions, ask people to clarify what it is they are saying, take control of your choices. However trust that your medical team are a part of YOUR team. Trust those around you who really want to help you, let them help, they wouldn’t offer help if they didn’t mean it, so take them up on their offer. Allow yourself to give up some control in order to heal yourself and have the energy to do so.
And most of all learn to trust yourself!
“Make the best use of what is in your power and take the rest as it happens.” -Epictetus
Truly take control of what you can and let go of the control over what you can’t control. Learning to not to stress over things that can’t be fixed right at that moment can actually help you heal. Will your family really suffer if someone who helps you by cleaning your house doesn’t do it exactly the way you do, but it is clean, do you need to get upset about that? No your house is clean, you got to rest and your family is taken care of. It is a hard thing to do but learning to not sweat the small stuff can really assist you in your healing.