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Live life to the fullest: Resolutions for 2016


By Sheryl Jedlinski

I have never been happier to see a year end than I am 2015. It began with my being hospitalized with pneumonia and ended with my being diagnosed with late stage, aggressive cancer requiring extensive abdominal surgery followed by 18 weekly chemotherapy treatments. Based on what I’ve learned from my experiences of the past year, I’ve come up the following guidelines to help me live my  life to the fullest in 2016. I encourage you to do the same.

No matter how bad things seem, never give up; miracles happen everyday.

Believe in your ability to overcome obstacles and bring about favorable outcomes.

Focus on getting through one day at a time, rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about when the end will come and how difficult it will be.

Find something you love to do and make it your purpose in life. This gives you a reason to get out of bed in the morning to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Surround yourself and schedule more “quality time” with family and friends you love.

Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them. None of us is promised tomorrow.

Laugh a lot. Maintaining a sense of humor cures almost everything.

“We all have the ability to make a difference in this world and to impact change. If we each make a significant mark, what an overall profound impact we can collectively have.”  Steve Jobs, late visionary Apple CEO


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This entry was posted on January 3, 2016 by in Cancer, Coping Strategies, Exercise, Family Life, Friends.

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