Why do we have to get sick before we realize the truth?

Why does a woman have to wait to get sick, in this case breast cancer, before she realizes how precious every single moment of this wonderful life is?

Breast cancer is not a death sentence! And even if we don’t have that much time left and some of us may die in the process, it’s really not about what we haven’t done or what we won’t be able to do in the future. It’s really about what we are doing now. At this exact moment!

Are we doing the things that make us happy? Are we taking the time to smell the flowers and hear the birds sing? Or are we wasting our precious time lamenting and hiding behind the sickness? Yes, sicknesses are hard sometimes. But doesn’t every sickness help us realize something new about ourselves? Maybe how strong or vulnerable we are? But thinking how terrible it might get or wasting your precious energy fearing a possible future won’t change a thing. It only contributes to missing out on what is going on now. Are we trying to control things, when really the only thing we can control, is this moment? Think about it! Why not make this moment a happy one? And then the next and then the next. Then when it’s time to go, can say we did good.

So do something that puts a smile on your face today!

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