My friend Richard Lewington just shared this video with me and I just had to share it with everyone I could!
I had heard of the TEDx events before, but not the person giving this presentation.
I hope you find this video as thought provoking as I did…
I think you will agree Neil Pasricha certainly hits a chord. Maybe this is because my own Mum is currently fighting cancer and I have hit many a low moment in the past 18 months for various reasons after being made redundant. As it turns out my Mum has been the most positive person out of us all and I will relate to Neil’s 3 A’s with how she has acted.
Attitude – Having a good attitude helps your darkest days. She has always said she will battle through and win the day. She called her cancer in her bowel Fred, her colostomy bag is called Wilma. I’m just hoping Barney Rubble does not make an appearance or I’m going to lose track on what, or who is who! Haha!
Awareness – My Mum has been aware that having a good attitude was going to make the whole process easier. So much so, that she is aware that other people are going through this same experience and is going to write a book of her experience on how to keep positive being a cancer patient.
Authenticity – The fact that my Mum is a nurse and has always had a sense of humour is testament to the authentic person she is. As a child I would visit her at work and her humour was then as it is now. I am quite sure her current patients will say the same and they are very much looking forward to her returning to work when she is well enough.
Thank you for reading!
P.S. Do you have any thought provoking talks/presentations that resonate with yourself? Share them below if so!