If you are reading this right now, you are probably looking for hope. Perhaps you are in physical pain, or maybe you are emotionally distraught. You might be searching for a way out of your discomfort, or for a glimmer of light and hope. Maybe you feel discouraged and are afraid to try a new experience and need guidance, or perhaps you know someone else who is in desperate need of a reset and is using this book to help them. Before I found peace in what was weighing me down, I went through these same trials. — Alexa Cucchiara, Power to Persevere
Sometimes we think that we are immune to everything and anything until that something hits you. Never in a million years did I think I would have been dealt with my battle, but I was tested and overcame it all by acceptance. This is one of the first themes I discuss in Power to Persevere. At first, I had a hard time accepting all that I was going through. It was not until a little over a year ago that I came to terms with my reality and became motivated to become vulnerable to make a change in the world. From the moment of my diagnosis, I knew that I was experiencing this heart-ache for a reason. I knew I was meant to use my experience to help other people. Funny enough, someone had mentioned to me a few weeks prior that the purpose of my life was meant to help others. How was I going to do that if I had not accepted what I went through?
The first step I took in this process was helping Melody Lomboy-Lowe and Gracelyn Bateman through Luna Peak Company’s cancer survivor book #ProjectInspireHope. I had a hard time deciding whether or not to participate in their initiative and have my face and story in a book, but then I reflected on my plans to help others through my battle. I took a leap of faith and thought if this was my last day on Earth, I would want to spend it by impacting someone else to help them live. After the photoshoot and interview, I felt like a light within me was ignited.
From this moment on, I was able to have the courage within me to then write a book. I am so happy I proceeded to do so because I have been encouraging and helping so many people just in the small amount of time.
- Alexa, thank you for sharing your message.
- Alexa, what you are doing is amazing.
- Alexa, you have helped me so much already, and I have not even read your book yet.
- Alexa, you are inspiring me to change my life.
This is not even a tenth of all of the messages I have received. I am humbled and grateful, but the only way I was able to impact others was through acceptance. I encourage you to come to terms with the battle you are given in order for others to follow. Recognizing your reality is a closer step to overcoming your pain.
I would love to hear what you have done after accepting one of your challenging moments.
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