Monday, September 26, 2011

Am I allowed one more?

OK, I said I was saying goodbye to blogging, but I HAVE to write this one more post .  .  .  :)

I'm sitting here with morning coffee, and pondering a few things .  .  .  Like, along with everyone, how truly imperfect I am .  .  .  And, how much inspiration we can draw from the strength of others .  .  .

I spent a few hours on Saturday with two very dear friends .  .  .  One of them has a terribly serious form of cancer, and treatment is not always successful .  .  .  It's multiple myeloma .  .  .  Only 35% of victims are still with us five years after diagnosis .  .  .  It's almost one year now .  .  .

However, this man displays such incredible strength of spirit!  He's upbeat and positive, and never speaks of anything but recovering .  .  .  He seems to be doing quite well so far, and no doubt his attitude is playing a huge role .  .  .

He said something that truly resonated with me .  .  .  He said, and this is a direct quote, I'm doing my best to live every moment, every day, as big as possible, because that's the only way to do it .  .  .  He no longer takes anything for granted .  .  .  And, he said it perfectly .  .  .  THAT'S THE ONLY WAY TO DO IT .  .  .  BIG!  He hit it squarely on the head baby!

It's impossible not to be inspired by this person .  .  .  Maybe we all need a friend who can inspire like this, to make us realize we should be more grateful for what was have, and to be perfectly involved in every moment of life .  .  .  

So Tommy, I and everyone else you inspire thank you for being you!  And you know what? If anyone is going to make it, it's YOU!

Life is beautiful!

Peace and love .  .  .



Max said...

You're allowed as many more as you like. :-) Why not leave the blog up and just post when you feel like it?

Great thoughts today - that's right, the only way to do it is *big*, and life really is beautiful.

Thanks for posting this.

Drenchxoxo said...

I second what Max said!

Needed this today. Thanks.

Snake said...

Thank you Max and Drench . . . We can choose weakness, or strength . . . We can whine, or we can move forward in strength . . . It's a decision . . . Ciao!!

Amazon Woman said...

Please don't go away! :) We love your posts, they are very inspiring.


Snake said...

Thank you for your kind words AW . . . Ciao!