|just right after my surgery....i was looking for something to eat! i was starving....i just missed the hospital dinner!|
|photo by josieb. at northwick hospital|
today i felt an urge to reflect about my life... its now been over 3 yrs since my last cancer treatment. i still recall my oncologist assurance during my most critical moments that i will die with it but not of it.'
every morning when i open my eyes, i tell myself that it is special. Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from god. life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance. you can make your own anthology of episodes that you are happy to recall, no matter what other people may felt about them. there are other memories, your sorrowful mysteries, that do not bring happiness but may point you towards unfinished business.
When they asked Vincent de Paul on his death-bed if he forgave his enemies, he said: 'I have no enemies'. Not many people share that freedom. Most of us carry unresolved resentments or grudges that burden our heart; and sometimes we shed the burden by reaching out to the one who grieves us. Dont put it off. The shadow may fall on one or other of you. remember the motto: it is later than you think.'