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Norma is a 90-year-old woman who lives in Michigan; she has had one of the worst years of her life. Not only did she lose her husband, she has also been diagnosed with uterine cancer and only has a few months to live. However, when her doctor asked her whether she would like to have the tumor removed by surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, Norma said something surprising. She told the doctor that it was more practical for her, a 90-year-old woman, to go on a wonderful trip before undergoing any of those medical procedures.
Her reasoning was very simple. She said that the amount of stress that she had recently been forced to endure had increased her chances of developing cancer, so now she wanted to reduce it. If she only had a few months left to live, then she wanted to do at least something that made her really happy. So Norma went to Disneyland, a place where she could just relax and experience new things. Norma flew in a hot air balloon for the first time, finding it thrilling. She began to change her style of dress, wearing things that made herself and onlookers smile.
She visited the National World War II Museum and felt the panic of fighting in the war. In the Space Center, she spread her arms wide like wings and imagined that she was traveling through space. She tried high-caloric foods that she had never dared to eat before. (Why should she care about high blood pressure now?) She let loose and indulged like a child, drinking multiple glasses of honey beer during an evening.
She embarked on her first road trip, staying as long as she liked in the beautiful river valleys of Arizona. In Yellowstone Park, she was shocked by the beauty of the geological landscape. She experienced the feeling of tranquility that many people enjoy when they visit Jenny Lake at night. She was able to fulfill her goal of enjoying every moment.
Half a year passed, and a miracle happened: her cancer disappeared. She even managed to forget that she had it. Naturally, Norma’s case attracted the attention of the medical community. Research done by the University of South Florida in the United States has found that when people are happy, the heart secretes a hormone called peptide, which can miraculously kill 95 percent of cancer cells within 24 hours. These hormones are equally effective in treating other incurable diseases. The happier one’s mood, the more prolific this cancer-killing hormone will become.
Miracle cures can be achieved without relying on advanced medical treatment. In fact, when people are worried or in pain, the heart almost completely stops secreting this hormone, so surgery and other practices may actually be harmful to one’s health. The Father of Western Medicine, Hippocrates, had a point when he said that it is not the doctor who cured the disease but the human body itself.
Your happiness is worth millions; your satisfaction makes your life. Nothing is worse than losing your joy, not to mention that there are so many lingering and unforgettable things in life. You will instantly know what you have lost when you ruin your health. In order to live a good and long life, you must be strong enough to overcome all of its trials and be happy.
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