Today I spoke with Melissa during my weekday talk show. Her doctor had told her that she had a rare form of cancer and could possibly die in 3 months to a year. And to think that I thought I had things to stress about! She had cried constantly for about four months as she tried to wrap her mind around her mortality. Then, with the help of those around her, Melissa packed her bags and traveled to Texas for treatment. Despite the days she felt discouraged, she kept her hopes high.
Thankfully, it’s now more than 5 years since that first diagnosis. Melissa fought to stay alive and won! She credits the treatment, a loving husband, a praying family and the healing hands of GOD for her life today and now reaches out to the community with her story of hope.
We’ve all had reasons to cry. I certainly have. Men, it’s ok for us to cry. Ladies you too. Crying has a cleansing power and laughter a rejuvenating benefit. Let us all be willing to drop a tear or two but still keep hope alive. Let us remember that even with the long Winters of the Arctic and constant rainfall in England, a brighter, warmer day does come. It must! Expect it, anticipate it and share it with someone who needs a little sunshine. What you do Matters.