See the good side of life
Dear Dr Chris,
When I opened my e mail this morning, I was delighted to see your e mail in my inbox. I look forward to reading your mails and updates and am thankful to be included in the loop.
When you wrote about the frustrations you felt at CA Care where kiasu patients are concerned, I want to apologise that in return for your endeavours to help people ‘contain’ their cancer, we expect just the impossible, a miracle that only God our Father can deliver.
I like to tell you that my husband and I are very thankful to CA Care. We understand and we are fully committed to travel this journey of faith, the CA Care way. You know, the first thing we do when we get up every morning is to boil Prosta A and mountain guava tea and later in the day, Bon. I make sure that the food I put on the table abide by the dietary requirements at CA Care and my husband is 100% committed to get well. He often says ‘we eat to live NOT live to eat!’ Of course, our lives are in God’s hands and I pray for many, many good years for him. I like to convey here a personal word of thanks and gratitude to you, Dr Chris. Keep up your good work and the Lord bless you and family always!
Reply: Thanks G for writing. Yes, I do encounter the 70 percent kiasus, but I still the 30 percent who are not and also people like you — these are the ones who keep me going with God’s grace! In my centre are two posters:
“Those Who Would Give Light Must Endure Burning” ~ Viktor Frankl
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
~ Mother Teresa