She's nearly five years removed from making the difficult announcement that she'd been diagnosed with cancer, and Robin Roberts opened up about battling the disease as part of her June 2012 cover issue of Good Housekeeping.
The 51-year-old "Good Morning America" anchor brought her cheerfulness to the Jim Wright shot spread while opening up about everything from dealing with life's challenges to her 'family' on the ABC morning show.
Highlights from Robin's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Good Housekeeping!
On the effect cancer has had on her life:
"I'm not one of those people who say, 'Cancer is one of the best doggone things that ever happened to me. I was appreciating life. But [the disease] has made me far more patient than I've ever been in my life. And I'm more in the moment with people. I know I missed some real opportunities. I was not a really good friend, because I [often] had to cancel."
On her daily prayer:
"Every day, as I walk out the door, I say a prayer of protection my mother taught me when I was working my first job far away from home. The light of God surrounds me, the love of God enfolds me, the power of God protects me, the presence of God watches over me. Wherever I am, God is."
On her positive outlook:
"I have a sign in my dressing room that says, 'This, too, shall pass. Now would be good.'
On her 'Good Morning America' family:
-Sam Champion: "[He] is my heart: we can complete each other's sentences, I look at him and I smile."
-George Stephanopoulos: "He is such a lovely, giving family man."
-Lara Spencer: "People would love it to be [mimics catfight]. But we adore each other! She's easy-breezy. We go into each other's dressing room: 'What are you wearing?'"
-Josh Elliot: "He is all that and a bag o' chips! We had the common bond of ESPN [where Robin worked for 15 years]. We met for drinks one night at 5 PM, and suddenly I'm looking at my watch... and it's 11:30! I enjoy going to work! I enjoy being with them!"