I recently read "a bad attitude is like a flat tire, you won't get very far until you change it." We cannot always change life's events...like my ovarian cancer...but I did know that I had to change my attitude towards it. Was I going to be a flat tire and not be able to move or just go bumpety-bump down the road. Was I going to live each day to its fullest, or was I going to drown in my own sorrow, probably bringing every one else down with me? Or was I going to stagger through each event giving myself and others only half of my hope and love? No, that was counter to who I am.
I grew up in an abusive home so I was familiar at an early age about how life sometimes sucks! I was also fortunate to have wonderful grandparents, who were inspirational, positive, and loving people. I chose to leave the abuse; seek God; and pursue an education and career so I could help people. In Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir, I share how the power of positive thinking, looking at a glass half-full, and seeing the cancer as an opportunity to grow and change helped me. I changed my flat tire!
Have you changed your tire?
- Karen Ingalls
- Ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in 1 of 72 women; 14,000 will die. Please know the symptoms and risk factors: read Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. Books at www.amazon.com. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO GYNECOLOGIC CANCER RESEARCH. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club and Rave Writer's International Society of Authors, and Patient Leadership Council for Tesaro, Inc. I WILL NOT USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN CONTACTING YOU DIRECTLY. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.