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Remembering to be grateful for what I do have and focusing on that. When I had my double mastectomy this year I was grateful for a loving and supportive family, a good job, health benefits and a skilled and caring plastic surgeon. I was grateful that I didn't need chemo. I don't play "Pollyanna" and yet the truth is that there is always something good that comes from even the most challenging situation - even if it is the realization that you had the strength to get through it.

- Submitted by LYNDHURSTGIRL 12/17/2010 in Staying Positive | 6 Comments
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DEBORAHBROWN1 12/17/2010 3:02:00 PM

    I too believe, things happen for a reason. My family and I are probably healthier than ever since my Breast Cancer in 2005. We us totally organic personal items and eat the best we can. I think it makes you a stronger person as well - being able to endure, seem to give you intestinal fortitude!
ALLGRACEY 12/17/2010 9:56:00 AM

    How right you are.
FLIGGACHICA 12/17/2010 8:32:00 AM

    You are so right, I needed that!
CHARLOTTEPI 12/17/2010 7:50:00 AM

    I believe that everything happens for a reason. The hard times that we endure help us to become stronger. It is also true for our loved ones when they see us going through a hard time. They learn how to deal with things. Best wishes to you and keep up the great attitude.
DIDMIS 1/21/2011 10:14:00 PM

    This is fantastic. God is surely with you.
LJCANNON 12/29/2010 6:25:00 PM

    Someday what seems 'Terrible' right now may turn into the Best thing that ever happened to us.

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