I am grateful for getting cancer. My cancer journey was tough. I look back on my journey and am thankful for the experience. It is a tough thing to be able say “I am grateful for getting cancer”. Being able to say it has helped me move past it and enriched my life, I haven’t let something hang over me and hold me back from experiencing anything. It may be controversial but I wouldn’t have my life any other way. The journey I went through has moulded and shaped me into who I am today. Being diagnosed with cancer has helped me develop to be grateful an inspiration powerful healthy wealthy abundant unstoppable happy strong loving Some people might find this hard to take in and be unable to comprehend having a positive outlook towards their journey. But why not embrace the experience. Let it teach you lessons, let it guide you , let it mould you. Cancer is not something I wish on anyone and am not trying to say cancer is all smiles and butterflies. I had my dark days, it is hard to see the light, it is hard to see the end. But one day hopefully if you have gone through cancer you will get to a stage of being at peace with it. A great mentor of mine drums into me….. "Success is a journey not a destination !!!" For me it is a constant and never ending search of improvement. Cancer has taught me to live life to the fullest. To play full out and demand the most out of life. The destination is not what matters and that the journey which you travel is what is important.There are many instances where, though you might have not reached the destination, you may be getting much appreciation because of the way in which you have done a task. A journey contains lots of experiences and the thing is that, consider everything as an experience, whether it be good or bad. Success will come in the path. There may be many ways to attain and complete a particular task. But the one who does it in the right way by giving the best out of him, is the one who succeeds. I hope this update helps you to embrace your past, look forward to the future and make the most of the present. Keep moving forward and repeat after me. I AM GRATEFUL
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Hi David! I am really touched by your "I am grateful" blog post - i think it carries very important messages about keeping mentally strong and positive even in the face of hardship and cancer. I am part of a community event called Relay For Life held in Bayside, Victoria. We would invite you to our event to speak, but I've learnt from your blog that you live in Brisbane, which is obviously too far away for you to travel! At our event, we have a Candlelight Ceremony, which celebrates the lives of those cancer patients and survivors. It would mean a lot to our committee if you would allow us to read/present your blog post to all the participants during our event. Please send me a private message and let me know. Kind Regards, Kiera
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My husband is on his death bed. I am not grateful.
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Hi Kiera I have sent you an email with some questions and ideas. Looking forward to helping out.
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Hi there. I am sorry to hear of your situation. My deepest condolences to you and your family. This is my personal experience through cancer, I certainly wasn't grateful when it happened to me and when I was going through it. It took me a while to change my view. All the best. If you ever need someone to chat to or to share experiences feel free to send me a private message.
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