Lessons from Her Dy­ing Mum

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“In 1998, my mother was dy­ing of colon can­cer. De­spite be­ing bedrid­den, her self­less­ness struck me – she had in­sisted on sit­ting on a chair in the kitchen to cook my favourite dish of chicken wings be­fore re­turn­ing to bed. Be­ing around such an ex­am­ple of strength and love made me re­alise my life wasn’t that bad.

“My mum also taught me: ‘No mat­ter where you are in life, don’t look up to peo­ple and what they have and what you don’t. Look in the place where peo­ple have so much less than you. And you’ll re­alise what it’s like to be grate­ful.’ Yes, there were dif­fi­cul­ties in my mar­riage, but I had a won­der­ful son, three meals a day, and a de­cent home. I be­came aware that I could make my life bet­ter. And that’s how I grew stronger.”

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