After I wrote yesterday’s post, I opened my email this morning and found another article from everydayhealth.com about being your own patient advocate. The writer lists four examples of things she does concerning her stage four breast cancer.
- Advocating for myself
- Showing gratitude opens the dialogue
- Be ready for options
- It’s all about trust
I think this is a great addition to the tools I shared yesterday. I really like the concept of being grateful. I wrote an article around Thanksgiving stating that it is not a day but a way of life. Living in a state of giving thanks is so powerful. Believe me, it works to gain peace and joy in your life.
Paul states in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I learned in writing my book that there are so many things in my life that I can give thanks for. The worse of all has become the best of all. My diagnosis of MS has made my faith stronger, enabled me to meet some awesome people, share my testimony in book and blog form, and give thanks for all of the blessings in my life! Amen!
Let us rejoice, pray and give thanks today!!