At the onset of my cancer diagnosis, a friend sent me this verse: "...He knows the way that I take. And after he has tried me, I will come forth as gold." (Job 23:10)
GOLD became my cancer theme - I would search for it as my own personal treasure hunt in the dark and scary places. And I found it!! So many beautiful treasures along the journey. I began making jewelry with little bits of gold to remind me to find beauty, even in suffering. It is there if you look for it!