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- The Three Rules of Life
- Coming Clean with Cancer
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Sharing of Moral Values

The above Chinese calligraphy is kindly
contributed by Ms Florence Shen


Three Rules of Life

I read about the 'Three Rules of Life' in the book - 'The Big Moo'. Immediately it struck a chord - I recalled my late mother's advice to me :

"Your success in life is determined by your attitude. Your stubbornness will be a stumbling block in your life. Change your attitude and you will lead a more rewarding and fulfilling life."

Her advice is ingrained onto me and it is not an easy feat to put it into practice. I am still trying to perfect it each day.

Here is my advice to cancer patients :

The first rule : Your Attitude is Your Life

On the diagnosis of cancer, having a positive attitude will certainly make the disease easier to bear and live each day to its fullest.

The second rule : Maximize Your Options

In the battle against cancer, there are various treatment options. Knowledge is Power - pick up a good book and surf the internet for reliable and useful information.

The third rule : Don't let the seeds stop you from enjoying the watermelon

Remember, don't let cancer deter you from leading a full and enriching life.

The below is the original quotation extracted from 'The Big Moo' :

Your attitude is your life

You can choose your attitude. And your attitude changes your life and the lives of those around you. Rarely does a bad attitude solve the problem. Typically, when something goes wrong or feels unpleasant, we get crabby and yell at the wrong people. We may solve the problem, but the crabbiness is an unnecessary extra. Solve the problem without the crummy attitude and everyone wins.

Maximize Your Options

When we lock ourselves into one possibility of how things must be done, our businesses, our lives, and the lives of those around us get stuck. Maximize your options. Before you settle on just the right thing, play out a few more possibilities. In all things, big and small, open yourself to the possible options. Then trust yourself to choose the right one for the moment.

Don't let the seeds stop you from enjoying the watermelon

Tell this to yourself everyday. It will help change your attitude.



Posted on 20 July 2007

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