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A Wake Up Call To Life And To Meaning

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Some people use recurrence as a wake-up call. Other people look for meaning in their live

Wake-Up Call 

What a wake-up call means is different for each of us. For example, it could be: 

  • Enjoying the little things in life. 
  • Traveling somewhere you always wanted to go. 
  • Spending more time with loved ones. 
It may be hard at first, but you can find joy in your life. Take note of what makes you smile. Pay attention to the things you do each day that you enjoy. They can be as simple as drinking your morning coffee, sitting with a pet, or talking to a friend. These small, day-to-day activities can give you comfort and pleasure. 

Or it could be playing golf or some other sport that you love. Whatever you choose, embrace the things that bring you joy when you can. 


At different times in life, it is natural for people to look for meaning in their lives. Many people with recurrent cancer find this search for meaning important. They want to understand their purpose in life. They often reflect on what they have gone through. Some look for a sense of peace or a bond with others. Some seek to forgive themselves or others for past actions. Some look for answers and strength through religion or spirituality. 

For more thoughts about meaning, see the document in "To Learn More." 

To Learn More

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