"Smile, I am a Cancer Survivor"

Cancer Survivor
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"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice." Philippians 4:4

The picture to the right side was shot by my sister (July 2013), of our dear mother who is a cancer survivor. This hub is not about her, but about the message for others about the key that made her overcome her life and health struggles. This hub is not about cancer, but about what my mother has testified within her ways (her key) to have that beautiful smile ... the smile that proclaims victory!

Why do I think my mother's experience is worthy of being shared? I was there, saw her deteriorate; the same way, I was there and saw her gaining weight, hair... most of all, stretching up to the Lord, who's infinite love, mercy and power lifted her out of danger.

When the diagnosis said: "She will not come out of this"; her faith said: "if God's will allows!"

What is worse?

Is our health or physical condition stronger than our will? I know you know that our will is stronger. We have the potential to determine the acceptable from the rejectable. If you were born poor, you may live in richness. If you have a disease you may be healed. If you ignore an information you may gain acknowledgment.

Perhaps, you may stay poor, die by the disease, or stay ignorant; but if you try to change what you do not like or want...it is possible that the effort will put a smile on your face. The smile that comes by taking action toward challenges.

Doing what you have to do is an act of responsibility. Each one of us is responsible for our own wealth and life quality. My mother was born poor with many disadvantages. She moved to another place and she got a job. Poorness does not mean incapability. The world is big enough to find a space that will provide favorable changes. Things will not come walking toward people...people have to do their own walking, deciding their own path.

The Principal Key

Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

My mother was diagnosed with cancer. She submitted to treatment, followed prescriptions, and stood firm to the promises of our God!

She could...why can we? Trust in the Lord is a living matter.

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Take action toward challenges!

Listen to others

We are different, we all have our own story, but a tear is a tear from South to North and from East to West. We all struggle with our own battles. When someone approaches with positive words, please don't reject them thinking they are preaching; and if so...listen. What bad or wrong is a good word? Many have keys to open doors that permit an escape of:

  1. negativism
  2. pessimism
  3. conflict
  4. doubt
  5. unwillingness
  6. stubbornness
  7. denial
  8. hopelessness

Positivism
Positivism

Stay positive

A positive person not necessarily has to do with a theory, metaphysics, or theology. The positivism required as a "key" is the quality or state of being positive:

  1. appreciativeness
  2. friendliness
  3. goodness
  4. favorableness
  5. optimism
  6. confidentialness

Positivism attracts positivism

Learn from others

Learning must not be interrupted. Knowledge gives understanding. Understanding gives relief. The truth will set us free. How do others know about the truth of staying positive as a "Key":

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results". Willie Nelson

"Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough." Richard M. DeVos

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8

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Pass the key

Humanity One World invites you to read, listen, write and be part of a group that has found it better to reach each one of us, by each one of us; for a better world. Billy made the call and many of us by different ways, with one mission of "love" joined the group.

Step forward and share something good to leave smiles of victory in this life of battles!


Blessings to all in the mission of passing the key to a better world. Thanks mom for passing the key. I love you and I will always admire you!


© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I love the message, Maria. Stay positive and trust in a higher power. Beautifully written.

blessings to you and yours always

bill


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks Bill my dear friend. Keep firm also with the cause. I saw the new T-shirt of H.O.W. I need to be update.


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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

A wonderful hub with an important and viable message. You did great honey. Praise God for your Mom and You!


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Maria, This is wonderful. I know in my fight with cancer. Me and the doctors had to do our part that is our job. But support from others and from God is what heals us. How much I want tomorrow is nothing compared to what God has in store for me. Survivors are one thing. Survivors when man says it is over are those who look beyond man. And those are the ones who look into our very hearts and find the good.

Thank you for bringing a tear of thanksgiving to my eyes this morning.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Lastheart, this is an awesome hub to be taken to heart by all readers. I hope with all my heart that I will be able to follow your advice when I find myself one day in the claws of the Big-C.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks froggy. I did not write mom with a capital letter but she sure is a big capital of love in my life.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Ericdierker thanks! Yes, you are another of those standing up firmly.

1 Timothy 6:12

"Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

MartieCoetser thanks so much! Those claws and other thorns weak by the Power of our Creator.


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Gratitude Journal 3 years ago

Very inspiring read. Those facing hardships such as terminal disease also tend to show the greatest amount of bravery.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Gratitude Journal thanks! Yes, you are right. They give us courage.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Hey I just left this on follow. Because I just love the love shown here. Excuse me I will get back to preparing my sermon now.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Ericdierker thanks so much! may God talk His Divine Word through you.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

My oh my I came back to see that victory sign. Look at her all fine and movin on. Yesseriee I do believe I will stick around this danged old world and find some more folks to love. Lastheart you are my heart.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

I saw tour comment tow 2 days... thanks! :)


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Lol never write when you are about to fall asleep... what in the world did I answer? Ok, ok, ok sorry, if I messed up with readers intellectual status.


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CyberShelley 3 years ago

What a beautiful, awesome hub. Your mother's smile illustrates all the positive points you write about. It is very inspiring, thank you for taking the time to give us this hub.


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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

CyberShelley thanks so much!!! My mother became 80 this Sunday September 29th and she was so precious. Tears of joy are unique. God is good.

You keep that lovely smile also my friend.


Patricia Hernandez 2 years ago

Wow my dear cousin so beautifully said. I have been so inspird by the death of my titi ( aunt) Lina not only was she a fine beautiful great woman but so truly loved by so many., and now she will be truely equally more loved with the Gloria do God. I hope I can be as great as her and leave behind a legacy to my family like my tit Lina has. My prayer not only to your family but to all of our family that can come together once again like we where back in the days and if not now when we all meet in heaven. Love yeah so your causin Patricia & family


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Lastheart 2 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Patricia my dear cousin thanks for your love and words. I wrote this hub last year, and I never thought my mother would leave this world physically October 15, 2014. God's mercy is indescribable but true, real, and His peace has covered the pain. We had her until her 81 birthday...yes, I would have wanted to be more time with her, but God's will is wiser than my desires. Blessings and again thanks for reading, inspiring and leaving your insights.


Patricia 2 years ago

To my dear causin your so welcome but thank you for your beautiful words.


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monia saad 2 years ago from In my Dream

we must be optimist for our life


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Lastheart 24 months ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

monia saad, thanks for your wise comment! I will take the opportunity to let know that my mom left this wordly life to rest in peace in October 15, 2014. It has not been easy...she is deeply missed, but she left that light of optimism and love to our Creator, Lord, and Savior.

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