“Be yourself, because everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
I wish my parents could have known this fact. I grew up thinking that it was not okay to be Debbie, rather, I should be like other people – but never myself.
No wonder I didn’t really even know myself till after I had cancer (my parents had died long before then). I will always be thankful that I had cancer. Yes, I’m serious. Cancer taught me that I was actually a strong person with a lot of faith and a strong desire for life, all its joys and yes, even its trials. Cancer even gave me a good (or at least, I call it good!) sense of humor, a contented spirit, and undeniable joy. So wonderful and joyful this was for me to find out these things, I started writing a book about my journey with cancer. I feel in a hurry to let people know that receiving a cancer diagnosis does not necessarily mean a death sentence. With my quirky humor, I wrote some of the chapters in the book with laughter in mind. We can never have too much of that! Oh, are you wondering about the book? It is almost to the editing part; then I will be looking for an agent to represent me.
In case you didn’t know: you are valuable, and you are loved. Since that is the case, why would you want to be anybody else?
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