Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Accentuate the Positive

Sometimes we read or hear something that changes the way we view an unfortunate situation. Yesterday was one of those days for me. I have attached the reading that brightened my day. Enjoy!

Accentuate the Positive

Two Physicians were overheard discussing a paper they were to deliver at a national meeting of cancer specialists. One was complaining bitterly. "I don't understand it, Bob. We use the same drugs, the same dosage and the same schedule of treatment. Yet I get a 22% recovery rate and you get a 74% recovery rate. How do you explain that?"

The other responded, "We both use Etoposide, Platinol, Oncovin and Hydroxurea. You tell people you're giving them EPOH. I tell people that I'm giving them HOPE, and I work hard to emphasize that they have a chance."

Are you accentuating the positive in your relationships with others? If not, start now. It makes a difference.

-Norman Cousins, Head First

Dreaming and full of HOPE,


Anonymous said...

We don't just EVOL you, we also LOVE you all a whole lot!

The McEwen's

Anonymous said...

That is such a awesome statement, I had forgotten aboout it My sister in law sent us the book 1 12 years ago when my husband was first going thru treatment, we still are and we still have HOPE. Thanks for reminding me of it
Donna Anderson