A devastating cancer diagnosis forced lawyer, wife and mother LILLIAN LEIGH to re-evaluate her priorities and to cherish each and every moment. She shares her story.
I used to surf in the early hours of dawn, just before sunrise. It was my favourite time of the day, particularly when the wind is still, the surface of the water is smooth as glass, and each wave peels perfectly down the line. There are days, though, when the surface is rough and ferocious, and strong waves have the power to push you deep, slam you onto the ocean floor and hold you down.
Like the ocean, life can change rapidly with little warning. The rough waters of life come in many forms, from illness to unemployment, accidents to natural disasters. How you respond to a violent wave crashing over you may be the difference between drowning and surviving.