You may be wondering how it’s possible to feel grateful when you have cancer. How can you feel gratitude when you are fighting for your life every day? But my question is the opposite, how can you not feel gratitude every day?

We all know that we’re going to die one day. But it never feels “real” or “pressing” until something like a cancer diagnosis happens. It puts your life into perspective.

As someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, I see every day of life as the gift that it truly is. Every day I wake up is another chance to keep on living and experience the wonderful things in this world.

Yes, cancer treatments are not a walk in the park. With the endless hospital visits and test and check-ups, there are a lot of things that are unpleasant. And from the outside, it may seem hard to find things that are “good” about the situation.

But it’s absolutely possible to find things to be grateful for when living with cancer. In fact, I believe it to be not only possible but crucial to living with and surviving cancer. Without the perspective of gratitude, everything becomes harder.

Here are my top 3 tips for finding gratitude during cancer:

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Be Grateful For Your Diagnosis

Be Grateful For Your Diagnosis

This may seem counter-intuitive, as most people think of a cancer diagnosis as a bad thing. But you can choose to see the diagnosis as the turning point, you can see it as a blessing that you found out about cancer and can now do something about it.

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Be Grateful For Treatments

Be Grateful For Treatments

Cancer treatments can do horrible things to your body. They make you feel awful and are not very fun. But you can decide to be grateful that you have access to such treatments that are helping to heal your body.

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Be Grateful For Every Day

Be Grateful For Every Day

As someone living with cancer, you don’t know what day could be your last. And that’s true for every person on this planet. But the lens of cancer helps you to really see and understand more clearly just how grateful you can be for every day.