|SUE - a breast cancer survivor||
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is now over. The Pink inside YGBOI is fading rapidly and as we start towards the holidays, we are reminded that we continue to strive to eradicate breast cancer and focus on all the other cancers that are out there as well and continue to look for answers.. This month now is lung and pancreas and it goes on. Let us not ever loose sight of what lies ahead and our role in making a difference. Someone asked me what the difference between doubt and disbelief was in regards to faith and my response was when you doubt it allows hope but when your doubt leads to pervasive negativity therein lies disbelief. I accept the doubt but I don't affirm it and my hope persists. I maintain that hope must prevail and that we continue to strive for answers and better treatments and better outcomes. Sometimes the deck seems heavily laden and maybe not so in the direction we want. Often you hear, God does not give you more than you can handle, and my thoughts are those that are expressing those thoughts have never faced true diversity. I don't believe that the bad things come from a higher power. I do believe it may be the only lifeline at at time when you feel you are drowning to turn to that higher power. Sometimes there are no answers but my hope continues. Each day brings new opportunities and even if I don't have the answer to it all, we can all listen, feel, love, and share compassion. That is what is next, caring for one another and with that comes hope. MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!