I must admit my hope and faith have been challenged lately. There are times when I feel so frustrated that despite my best efforts, this tricky disease has decided to make a new appearance. But then I get these little messages to keep hope and faith alive. I believe there are no coincidences in life, and if I’m open to it, my Higher Power, whom I call God, sends me what I need at the exact time.
I’ve experienced several ”coincidental” moments these past several weeks. One morning after being exhausted from planning and implementing my brother’s memorial, I felt like isolating and wondered if my friends cared about me. As I was trying to take a nap, three friends called, one to ask me out to lunch. At lunch, I open my bottle of flavored green tea to see this message (pictured here) right after viewing Oprah’s interview with Wayne Dyer talking about the importance of affirming good things with the “I am” statement.
Then yesterday as I was feeling quite overwhelmed researching cancer treatments and testing, I get a Facebook message from Rick Shapiro, whom I met at the Annie Appleseed conference. He suggested I contact Gwen Stritter, MD ( see my recent post about her ), a medical consultant who was one of the speakers at the conference. Miraculously, despite her busy schedule, she called me right back and spoke to me on the phone for 40 minutes.
She had so many great suggestions and insights to share. I feel like I have what I need to form a game plan that I hope will stop those pesky cancer cells from camping out in my body. I see Dr. Sledge on Friday to find out about what treatment he recommends, and now I have lots of ideas for ways to kick my holistic plan up a notch. I’ll share them when I find out more.
Today, someone shared this quote on Facebook: “Don’t give up. Your miracle is on its way.” And today’s Daily Word reading said this: “No matter how difficult a problem may appear, I do not become discouraged. I am confident and persistent. I know I do not work alone. All things are possible with God, and the spirit of God is within me.”