• Dra. Joy

CHOOSE TO LOVE

As a patient with cancer, some of you put up a brave front, especially among close family members, so that the latter will not worry about the pain that you are experiencing in your physical body, the uncertainty that keeps creeping in your thoughts as well as the fear of a possible treatment failure or even recurrence. You want to be healed and to survive to be with your family until it is time for you to go, hopefully from another reason aside from cancer. But the key to all this is L.O.V.E. It is time to LISTEN to unspoken words and be attuned to the silent cries in the night when you thought everyone is asleep or resting, It is time to OBSERVE for any tell-tale signs of weakness like a loss of appetite, weight loss, and even mood swings of a family member, especially your child. It is time to VOICE out the words that needed to be said out loud, especially when you can make someone smile and even laugh to their heart's delight. And finally, it is time to open your arms and give a warm EMBRACE because you need all the hugs that you can get and receive when others hug you back, even virtual ones. The time to L.O.V.E. is now, when there is still time.


Today is Day 5 of the 30 days to Change Your Life After Cancer Diagnosis. When you PAUSE, you reflect on God's words. When you PRAY, you ask for God's help, And when you PERFORM, you do your best and God will do the rest because "...faith without works is dead."(James 2:26)


PAUSE


From 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, "Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” PRAY God, the Father, thank You for my family I hold dear to my heart. Thank You for giving me the chance to love them in every way I can in the same way that You have shown me Your love, as you grant me the healing that I desire and free me from all the afflictions that I am suffering from. All these I ask in Jesus Mighty Name. AMEN. PERFORM Write a love letter to every member of your family and always say the words, "I love you!" out loud.




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