Friday, June 22, 2012

My Bubble: No Self-pity Please ... Someone May Be Worse Off!

Of late I have been trying my utter best to deal with the changes in my affliction from diabetes. With onset changes that do not see improvements, a decision has to be made and has been made. I am grateful that I am able to accept my condition relatively well with no untoward psychological effects so far.

As much as I try to stay positive, I am only human ... conditioned to be affected negatively at times. Those are the times when I wondered, "Why me?!" However at times like these, having faith in God and an attitude of gratitude always pulls me through.  With God by my side, "You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have."

Today I am alittle affected negatively as I'd received news that another close friend of mine had been diagnosed with 'The Big C!' I am saddened that this dreaded illness has affected two of my girlfriends within a span of one year. Both of them are still young in their mid-thirties. Cancer seems to be getting more rampant these days! Just this afternoon, even the soyabean milk seller was telling me that his father is terminally ill with cancer.

This brings to mind that sometimes it is very easy to indulge in self-pity. However, if we could take a moment to look around us and put ourselves in others' shoes, it's also easy to realise that we are not always the worse off!  I constantly remind myself to adopt thankfulness and remember what Jimmy Buffett said, “It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.”

My friend will be undergoing her chemotherapy soon and I hope everything will get better thereon. I also hope I've repeated myself enough times that she can count on me for assistance or just a listening ear whenever she needs one. To all my blog-friends, let's join together to recite a short prayer for her speedy recovery;

Lord, please heal our sister Lynn
and give her the strength and patience she needs to persevere
and to carry her cross.
May she keep strong in faith, hope and love
and place all of her trust in your merciful love.
May she be abandoned to your merciful love
and know that everything you ordain
or permit to happen to her is for her good.
Thank you, Lord, for hearing my prayer.
Amen.

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