Now Terry, you know I wouldn't REALLY say
. But I'd REALLY, REALLY, REALLY WANT TO!!!!!
And they are REALLY, REALLY FUNNY! Honestly I've been pretty lucky - not to many people
have said dumb things
to me. I do have a very well intentioned friend who told me that God must be giving me a challenge, because the only other reason I would have been given cancer was because I had sinned......
Fortunately it was via an e-mail so I didn't have to sit there with a dumb look on my face not quite knowing what to say
. I knew she meant well and normally doesn't even approach religion with me (although she is a very devout Mormon). I just hit "delete" and went on about my way. I still keep in touch with her - again, I know she meant well and she is a good person.
I've learned the hard way over the years about saying the wrong thing. I'd love to say
I've learned from my mistakes, but I still suffer from foot in mouth disease from time to time - which I can't blame on the chemo - though that would be a nice excuse. I do from time to time tell God that since I haven't learned this lesson yet, that he/she should allow me more time here on earth to figure it out. So far the deal seems to be working.
I can't say
I agree with the whole positive attitude thing. I think that if you can manage a positive attitude at least some of the time then it makes your life and the lives of those around you more pleasant - but for curative properties? I just don't buy it. I've seen to many wonderful people
with extremely positive attitudes lost to this stupid
disease. What's that saying about it's not the destination that counts but the journey? Well, I guess whatever you can do to get through the journey the best way you can, then that's what counts in the end.
From reading this board for as long as I have I have learned one thing - people
have as strong feelings about "positive attitude" and cancer as they do about religion and politics.....yikes.