29 Elul, 5774
I pray that the world will be blessed with genuine, enduring peace this eve of Rosh HaShana/Jewish New Year.
So does happiness.
Several people remarked to me that I appear young and energetic, shocking as that may be when we consider the physical/emotional ordeal I faced with that long-ago benign-but-a-killer brain tumor.
My present appearance and behavior deceive onlookers unfamiliar with my realities.
I pray that my experiences can help other people to stop flailing and failing to meet difficult goals.
As I once taught when I used to be an EMETT leader, "You don't need to feel positive when you begin to improve your character and outlooks on life. You need to behave positively. Your actions will convince your mind that you are indeed happy. Then the universe opens to you. GOD fills your life with blessings. Learn to recognize them; they are specific to you and your needs."
Want to know how I achieved that life-giving mindset despite a dire diagnosis? Buy the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. It teaches you the steps I took to stay alive emotionally and physically.
Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity. Face Your Future with Optimism.
Forgiveness begins with YOU. Forgive Yourself.