For every person, not just those impacted by mesothelioma, each day is a cause for celebration. It is a chance to do things that you enjoy and be with people that you love. I once heard someone say that each day is another chance to “get it right.” What a profound statement! God gives us such a beautiful world full of things that we take for granted on a daily basis. It’s time that we really celebrate life!
Throughout Dad’s journey with mesothelioma, every milestone has been celebrated in some way. When he arrived home from his surgery at NYU Langone he came to our house first. We were greeted with a full refrigerator, dinners, gifts and visitors. At his home, there were balloons, cards and visitors.
When his chemotherapy was finished, there were cards. At the end of his radiation treatment, there was a party (that was sort of foiled when Mom and Dad arrived home a day earlier than planned) with cake and family. Every day, no matter the situation, you can find something to celebrate!
They say that getting life changing news, such as a mesothelioma diagnosis, can make or break you. Don’t let it bring you down! Every trying situation is an opportunity to better yourself and to find a valuable lesson in it. ’m not saying that every single day of your life will be rainbows and sunshine, but there can be good found in every obstacle. Trust God, rely on your faith, and He will bring you through!