1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In a previous post, I talked about the time my dear friend told me that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. You can read that story here: https://beautifulintellect.com/2017/02/17/true-friendship-is-seen-through-the-heart/

The plan of treatment recommended for her is surgery and chemotherapy. My friend will have surgery tomorrow. I have been thinking about her all day. I do not want to look at her with ‘sad’ eyes but just extra love and care. It helps that she has a supportive family, husband and children whom she holds close. I remember she shared a detail with me about having cancer and two simple words” Why Me?” I did not have an answer because I honestly had the same question myself. Sometimes we tend to dwell on circumstances like being of good character etc and although we try to make sense of the why, it never really helps. It is a totally natural reaction but somehow we have to remember that in coping with life issues, choosing to remain optimistic is the only way to see clearly. It is certainly not the easiest stance but in holding on to the belief that all will work out for your good, you begin to strengthen mentally and emotionally. Being resilient is not always loud, sometimes it is the little voice at the end of each day that tells you to try again tomorrow. It can be overwhelming to take everything in and this is why I truly advocate seeking professional help, outside of friends/family. It works and it does relieve some of the pressure felt. ” My Heart is Open to the Potential that Exists when I strive to survive/HOPE”friends1

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