Living on Faith…

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God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope.                                ~Maya Angelou

A friend of mine is in the battle of her life… she is fighting colon cancer.

A friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with terminal breast cancer after having been cancer-free…

A new acquaintance shared with me that she has been a survivor of breast cancer twice…

What do these women have in common?  They all have had to rely on faith in some way…

Faith…

My girlfriend with colon cancer is truly living on faith.  She is living on faith that her medical team are doing whatever it takes to rid her body of this cancer.  She is living on faith that she has a greater purpose in her life… in her future…

She shared in a recent update to us  “a few things that people should not say to someone (who is in treatment for cancer)”.  One comment that I found absolutely amazing (and not in a positive “amazing” way) was someone telling her “I am really going to miss you“.  Umm,  I think that person maybe needs a mini-course in Positive Psychology… and definitely could up his/her faith factor… 

Faith…

Believing in something we cannot see, hear, taste, smell or physically feel… believing that the various times of trial and tribulation… pain and suffering… will bring forth a positive outcome.

Faith…

Some of us believe in a spirit… in a power… much greater than ourselves.  I happen to believe in God… in Jesus… in a spiritual world composed of angels and spirits of those we have loved and who have passed.  I believe because I just do… always have and always will.  I believe because I cannot imagine living a life without having the belief that there is always something bigger and better on the horizon for me… for us…

Faith…

You see, I have faith my girlfriend is going to beat her colon cancer.  I have faith that my friend’s girlfriend will be surrounded in love and when she passes it will be to move to another world that is more magnificent than any of us could ever imagine and she will be once again be made whole… devoid of pain and suffering.  I also have faith that the two-time survivor of breast cancer will be a symbol of hope and faith to many other soon-to-be survivors.

To all who are facing life struggles,  I wish you peace, love and hope…

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