Become a possibilitarian no matter how dark

Become a possibilitarian.  No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there.  ~Norman Vincent Peale

The greatest mistake in the treatment of

The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.  ~Plato

It is in moments of illness that

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood:  our body.  ~Marcel Proust

A happy person is not a in

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.  ~Hugh Downs

Adversity is like a strong wind it

Adversity is like a strong wind.  It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.  ~Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

One must not forget that recovery is

One must not forget that recovery is brought about not by the physician, but by the sick man himself.  He heals himself, by his own power, exactly as he walks by means of his own power, or eats, or thinks, breathes or sleeps.  ~Georg Groddeck, The Book of the It, 1923

During chemo youre more tired than youve

During chemo, you’re more tired than you’ve ever been.  It’s like a cloud passing over the sun, and suddenly you’re out.  You don’t know how you’ll answer the door when your groceries are delivered.  But you also find that you’re stronger than you’ve ever been.  You’re clear.  Your mortality is at optimal distance, not up so close that it obscures everything else, but close enough to give you depth perception.  Previously, it has taken you weeks, months, or years to discover the meaning of an experience.  Now it’s instantaneous.  ~Melissa Bank

Bill hemmer 34you said cancer changes your

Bill Hemmer:  "You said cancer changes your life, and oftentimes for the better."
Joel Siegel:  "Yes…. Gilda Radner… said this in her book.  What cancer does is, it forces you to focus, to prioritize, and you learn what’s important.  I mean, I don’t sweat the small stuff.  I used to get angry at cab drivers.  It’s not worth it…. And when somebody says you have cancer, you realize it’s all small stuff.  And what Gilda said is, if it weren’t for the downside, everyone would want to have it.  But there is a downside."
~American Morning, CNN, 13 June 2003

As your faith is strengthened you will

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.  ~Emmanuel

That some good can be derived from

That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.  ~James K. Feibleman