Stop 'Trying' to Be Spiritual -- Be Thankful, Instead

November 21, 2014 11:11 PM

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We often don't appreciate the value of what we have until we lose it. I only realized the value of my life when I nearly lost it to cancer in February 2006. Since healing from cancer, I have been sharing my experience with the hope that my story can inspire others to make the most of every minute of their lives. By far the greatest gift I have received in my life has been that of getting a second chance to live when only death seemed imminent, and it is something that I know I will be eternally grateful for.

In February of 2006, I had end stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The cancer had spread throughout my body, my organs were failing, and I was in a comatose state, being kept barely alive with piped nutrition and oxygen. The doctors had told my family that this was the end, and that I only had a few more hour...

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