David Haas has asked me to post this article on his behalf on my blog and I am happy to do so.
Benefits of Growing as a Person When Dealing With Cancer
Sometimes we look at life like we are entitled to having it easy and carefree. Have you ever been around anyone who hasn't had to earn or work for what they have? If you have, you have seen that they are often shallow people without dimension. Have you seen someone on the television or been around someone who has faced unimaginable hardship and still has a positive outlook? If you have, you will notice they are strong, wise, and people are drawn to them. When you have a serious diagnosis,such as a terminal cancer like mesothelioma, you will need to make a choice. You will need to choose if you will grow as a person or if the diagnosis will destroy you. Choosing to grow will have many benefits.
BENEFITS OF GROWING AS PERSON WHEN BATTLING CANCER
The National Cancer Institute, which is also known as NCI, can provide you with all kinds of statistics about cancer survival, but who knows where you will fit in. There is no way to predict if someone will exceed their life expectancy or not make it past their first treatment. What is known is that everyone can grow as a person while battling cancer. Here are some keywords that people can grow through while dealing with cancer:
Not everyone grows from a serious diagnosis like cancer or other life threatening illness, but the opportunity is there for everyone. Those who choose the high road often survive longer and enjoy a higher quality of life than those who are eaten up with negativity.
YOU CAN'T CONTROL CANCER, BUT YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR ATTITUDE
controlling your view of your own life with cancer is like choosing to get your head out of a trash can and turning around to look at an awesome sunset. You are still in the same spot, but you choose what to keep your eyes on. Job in the Bible experienced undeserved loss, pain, and illness, yet he didn't curse God. It was the growth during that experience that allowed him to be able to develop a level of acceptance that put him in a position to be blessed abundantly.
Every step towards growth is a victory during your battle with cancer or other life threatening illness. It will bring out hidden strengths and skills that will help you survive.
By: David Haas