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"Smile, I am a Cancer Survivor"
"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.
The biology of cancer
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:
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:
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
Humanity One World
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
© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill