Cancer, or a terminal diagnosis, tends to come with an amazing gift. The gift is…it allows the recipient to be in tune with what is truly important and it provides an urgency to focus on these things. In my experience this urgency isn’t forced, but it IS palpable.

Often, prior to the gift, it can be uncomfortable to speak truth into someone’s life yet, after receiving the gift, one realizes the person matters much more than the discomfort. Personally, I wish it was possible to receive the gift in some other way, however, I am not certain it is?