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 . . .