My Sister's Health

1587 WordsFeb 25, 20186 Pages
As soon as I walk through those electric sliding doors I get a cold sinking feeling not even the colorful, cartoon characters on the nurses uniforms can break. It doesn't matter which hospital I enter they all have the same feeling, same smell and same promising smiles. About four years ago my sister was diagnosed with a rare cancerous brain tumor. Four years is all it took for her brain tumor to jump from a stage two brain tumor to the highest stage, four. After reading “The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery,” by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Joe Ruiz, the five agreements that they describe in their book, have the ability to break self-limiting agreements that create suffering and replace them with agreements that allow self betterment even in the worst predicaments. Their agreements are: “Be Impeccable with Your Word”, “Don't Take Anything Personally”, “Don't Make Assumptions”, “Always Do Your Best”, and “Be Skeptical, But Learn To Listen”. These agreements allow us to transform our lives into personal heavens and give ourselves the freedom to be who we really are. The five agreements gave me tools to reflect on the recent experience of the illness of my sister and how I could've bettered myself in the situations I was presented with but also give me guidelines I will use to become a improved version of myself in the future. After hearing that my sister was once again being admitted into the hospital, I was not only stricken with sadness but extremely upset.
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