To Every Wonderful Woman in the World
Upon reading this open letter I’ve written just for you, I want you to take a moment to celebrate someone who is thriving.
Thriving in adversity,
Thriving in chaos,
And thriving under pressure.
Having said that, I, myself had celebrated the moment of beauty and joy after remembering the 3 years of being “cancer free” in this month of February.
My life as “cancer thriver” had full of challenges, pain and sadness. Despite of, the life after cancer can also be filled with joy.
Therefore, I dedicate this letter to you or to someone who you want to celebrate with. For you had attempted to thrive every adversity, chaos and pressure life’s traumatic experiences had brought you.
You deserve this! If no one can celebrate with you, do it for yourself.
But how can you thrive when things seem impossible?
Whenever you see yourself standing in front of an enormous mountain that seems impossible to climb – such as being diagnosed with a deadly disease like cancer, your business is failing, your relationship is deteriorating – help yourself find the answer why these things should happen or remember why you started on this journey in the first place.
And think on these things…
- Thrive with resilience.
Our goal is not only to survive but also to thrive. I once survive from cancer but life after cancer is never beautiful right away. My life beyond survival is to continue to flourish despite the trauma has brought me. Like what Carl Jung said, “You are not what happened to you, you are what you choose to become.”
Whatever life has brought you and seems impossible to get back up, have the courage to continue.
- Thrive in the middle of chaos.
In the chaos, there is no peace. But you can always have peace in the middle of noise, trouble, or challenges.
It is only a matter of choice. You have the capacity to have peace and continue to flourish for we can’t get it from the world, it is already within us. You just have to find that peace and live in this moment. The past is dead; the future has not been born yet. In the present moment, as we thrive even in the middle of chaos, you must shine and sparkle.
- No pressure, no diamonds.
To persevere under any circumstance. When your life gets hard, just simply think of diamonds. They are made under pressure and a fierce fire. A pressure can break a pipe but it can also make a diamond.
Here comes a choice again. You are under pressure, there’s no way of resisting because you are trapped. Should you allow the pressure to break you as a pipe or make you like a diamond?
Thriving is our heritage as humans. As you continue to stride in the daily uncertainties of life, be a person who knows how to thrive with patience and practice.
Wonderful women, let’s thrive together!
Cancer Survivor, Thriver & Blogger
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