I made a video about the silver linings of cancer.
Sometimes terrible things happen. It’s ok to look for the good in the bad. There are sometimes awful things that happen in life where it’s difficult to find even just one positive – I’d argue that cancer has some very obvious positives to focus on.
EDIT: Recently a family in our community suffered a devastating loss of their young daughter and her as-yet-unborn baby brother in a car accident. This is one of those instances where I feel that it would be impossible to find a positive from such an awful tragedy. Even though I don’t know the family my heart ached and tears were hard to stop whenever I thought of them. I was proved wrong when the amazing, brave couple released a statement which include the line:
Although nothing can ever make up for the heartache that we feel, it is comforting to know that our beautiful children never witnessed any evil in the world.
They proved me wrong with finding such a tiny but heartfelt positive. These folks are an inspiration. I hope that their wonderful children rest in peace and that they have happiness and love in their future together.
Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve. She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.