Cancer is definitely a bad thing.
In the case of my mother, we were lucky, because she got better and is now cancer free.
But like everything else in life, you can find a positive side in it.
Yes, there can be a positive side in cancer! At least there was one for me. Or it’s better to put it as: I managed to gather positive things from cancer.
There are many of them actually, and some are still processed by my mind, but there are a few that I live by now….
- Life is so short, maybe even too short.
Yeah, this is a cliché. But, it’s also one of the biggest truths that someone can come across. We spend our lives worrying for things that aren’t so important after all, we try to keep up with the ton of things that we have to do, we try to live our lives by the rules of society, and….. all these don’t really matter after all, because we don’t have too much time to live and probably we won’t get many seconds chances!
- We have much more power hidden inside of us, than we think.
Yeah, second cliché, but this is a post about life, and cancer, and the prospect of death, and every conclusion I have reached was reached and expressed by many more people before me; so, clichés were made!
It’s also a great truth that there come times when you need to do certain things and get through rough times, and you just have to do it! And your survival mode is activated and you’re going to get the most of it, if you decide that you’re going-to-fight! There comes the power.
- Have patience.
If you were asking me, about maybe one and a half or two years ago, if I’m a patient person, I would laugh. And a part of me still does. I like getting things done, I have some control issues (knock, knock, it’s OCD), but having to deal with a disease like cancer (plus my mental health and my father’s health issues), I was kind of forced to work on my patience.
Let me put it this way: you’re on a cliff (sea in front of it) and someone suddenly pushes you into the deep water. You can either freak out and try to find your way back on the cliff and do many unnecessary moves that will eventually…probably… going to lead you to your death. BUT, you can try to stay relaxed (as much as you can inside a difficult situation), swim to stay on the surface and think what you have to do for this situation to end, and because some things are not in your power to control, have patience to wait for…life to happen!
Because, this is all about life happening!