For anyone battling cancer or standing as a caregiver or friend to a cancer patient, Lynn Eib’s book Peace In The Face Of Cancer is an absolute must-read! I have already shared a few quotes from Lynn, but she also did a great job including quotes from other authors.
“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
“Every tear you cried will be redeemed. God will give you indescribable glory for your grief, not with a general wave of the hand, but in a considered and specific way. Each tear has been listed; each will be recompensed.” —Joni Eareckson Tada
“Hoping for the good news makes me feel helpless and vulnerable because it is what it is and my hoping won’t change what it is. Hoping for accurate news keeps me focused on useful information that will help me deal with what is. Hoping for accurate news helps me prepare for any news.” —Wendy Harpham
“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” —Kahlil Gibran
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” —Abraham Lincoln
“What you believe and tell yourself can become a powerful medication in your personal pharmacy.” —Dr. William Backus
“The best way to show my gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.” —Mother Teresa
“You give Me thanks (regardless of your feelings), and I give you joy (regardless of your circumstances).” —Jesus, in Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling
“Don’t count the days; makes the days count.” —Mohammad Ali
“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” —Corrie ten Boom
“In emotional and mental health, what you believe it is all important. It makes a difference what you believe. Other people, circumstances, events and material things are not what make you happy.” —Dr. William Backus and Marie Chapian
“The people who do the best are those who don’t battle the disease, but dance with it. That means you have to be flexible and you have to know and accept your limitations. You have to allow people to help you, but without surrendering to the disease.” —Dr. George Fisher
Check out my review of Peace In The Face Of Cancer here. And check out some quotes from Lynn Eib here.