Victim or Victor?
That is the question.
The Victim is overcome -
The Victor overcomes.
The Victim has a diseased body -
The Victor has a healthy attitude.
The Victim longs to stop crying -
The Victor stocks up on tissues.
The Victim says, "Why me God?" -
The Victor says, "Why not?"
The Victim dreads the trip down the Emotional Rollercoaster -
The Victor knows that what goes down will soon go up again.
The Victim accepts everything the doctor says as accurate -
The Victor asks questions about everything the doctor says.
The Victim blames the doctor when things go wrong -
The Victor understands he's only a doctor, not God.
The Victim cries out to God and pleads for help -
The Victor has a two-way conversation with God.
The Victim knows people die of cancer -
The Victor knows that many don't.
The Victim tries to stay positive -
The Victor refuses to be negative.
The Victim knows her prognosis -
The Victor knows that is God's department.
The Victim doesn't understand -
The Victor buys a book to learn.
The Victim is confused by the big words -
The Victor finds out what they mean.
The Victim knows it's getting worse -
The Victor anticipates improvement.
The Victim dreads hair loss -
The Victor buys a stylish wig.
The Victim anticipates side effects -
The Victor looks for ways to beat them
The Victim will one day go to Heaven with relief -
The Victor will one day go to Heaven with rejoicing.
When I received the diagnosis of cancer, I became a "Cancer Victim" -
I chose to become a "Cancer Victor."