Your Motivation for January 21, 2019

Welcome to a new week, it’s Shirley from your Patient Next Door support team.

At first glance, you may think reading the above quote that it means nothing special.  You might even believe that I have not the right to speak those words because I don’t know where you are or what you have gone through.

If so, you’d be wrong.

I have survived severe childhood trauma and the healing process from it that has lasted three decades.

I have also had a stroke, live in a wheelchair and survived three attempts to take my own life.

That’s where I have been, so I do understand your past trials.

I also had breast cancer in 2014, and subsequently lost my right breast. Now I face the possibility of having cancer in my left as shown in the findings of a mammogram I had last Friday.

Now that you understand I do know what you have and are going through, I’ll get on with it.

Life has thrown me a load of bad times in my lifetime, but you know what? I don’t feel special because I know that others have been through worse.

You see, I truly believe the quote above that says we can’t always control over what happens to us, but we can control our responses.

Control over your life is an illusion anyway. That’s a fact of life that most people forget.

So, what do you do when life throws you a pallet of eggs instead of fresh fruit? You make omelets of course.

Now, I could spend the weeks and months ahead in depression, anger, and rue the day I was born, but what would that accomplish?

Instead, I plan to spend as much time as I can loving my family, writing articles to help others, and enjoying my life.

I would advise you to do the same.

A friendly reminder from Shirley, on the Patient Next Door support team.

Don’t forget to download and utilize our free Patient Next Door app onto your smartphone. With it, you can share the healthcare journey of you and your child with people who are facing similar conditions.

The app isn’t just free, it is ads free!

As always, we here at Patient Next Door love serving you and hope you will join us in aiding others in finding resources and hope.

We care about you.

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