by Sylvia Solomon
Cancer has taught me to be free
To count my blessings and
Don’t worry about tomorrow
Tomorrow will take care of itself.
Cancer has taught me to be strong
Your life has meaning and purpose
Inspire others to greatness
Keep encouraging along the way.
Cancer has taught me to smile
Learn to laugh at myself and others
Life is too short
Take the time to smile.
Cancer has taught me to have joy
Joy in living
Joy in giving
Joy in the time I have on earth.
Cancer has taught me to love
Love myself and the world
From my heart to yours
I send my love.
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Sylvia Solomon is a colon and breast cancer survivor living in Raleigh, NC, and author of Ma-Sect To Me.
This article was originally published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, January/February 2014.