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Here are a list of questions to ask yourself to potentially gain a more rounded perspective of your new reality:
How can I use this situation to learn something about myself?
This may show you how strong emotionally you truly are.
How does this relate to my life “purpose”?
How can this positively affect my life?
As Spencer Harrison, founder of Teen with a Dream, found that his diagnosis with cancer ultimately turned into his life journey and purpose. It was these questions….these silver linings, that fueled Teen with a Dream.
What can I learn from this situation?
You may find that your experience or knowledge of coping with cancer may help someone in the future.
Where is the “gift” in this?
As we discussed during our chemotherapy silver linings post, you may perceive the gift in your situation as the profound sense of love and support that came from a diagnosis.