Inner Beauty

We have all heard of the importance of a positive attitude in fighting a disease.  We have also always heard that it is what is on the inside that counts. That sentiment is so much about attitude as well. So, how do you find your own inner beauty? How do you find that positive attitude during a trying time? How can you be beautifully radiant when your physical body is hurting?

Many of us believe there is a higher power. Whether you formally practice a religion or not, spirituality and faith are foundational to finding your inner radiant self. You might find your faith getting stronger as your physical body gets weaker. Faith may be the motivation to get out of bed each morning with a smile. You might be unsure of the challenges the new day will present, but you also don’t know what blessings are around the corner. Faith makes it possible to live radiantly – letting your inner spirit shine through and work with your body’s changes.

You might laugh a lot through this journey. Laughing will keep you from crying when you don’t think you can take anymore. Trying to find humor every step of the way will make it easier for you to deal with the issues. And you might find that laughter is a way to take care of others. Through laughter and humor, your friends, family and caregivers will see your strength, radiance and courage. You’ll be an inspiration. Choosing to smile is empowering and gives you the ability to spell your cancer with a small c.

Ultimately, your use of humor is where your unique spirit comes out.  If that is not you, don’t force it.  If it is you, don’t be afraid of it.  To be your radiant self, you simply need to let who you are come out as genuinely as possible.

The Spirit of Others
Through this journey you’ll see the significance of others in your life. You’ll meet new people, some as a result of having cancer and others in day-to-day life. Seeing the spirit of others can be a huge encouragement to find a positive spirit for yourself. Just when you are so sick that you do not know how you will stand up that day, you meet a special person, a gift, who helps you to see how lovely people can truly be.

Your attitude is of utmost importance for fighting this disease. It can come from many places – your faith, your willingness to laugh when things aren’t funny, seeing the unique spirit of others. Being a lady through cancer is very much about the attitude you take through your journey. Your inner beauty and radiant spirit comes from your attitude. We understand that this journey is hard. There will be days that you don’t want to smile, or can’t. Choosing to be positive for the most part will help you better manage your treatment.