Monday, October 15, 2007

Because Cancer exists

Time for a check:

How have you spent your time today? This week? This month?

How often have you done things that gave you joy or were deeply meaningful to you?

How much have you been close to the important people in your life?

At those times when you had a choice, how often did you choose to pursue connectedness and passionate engagement, versus rote activity that bores or deadens you?

When you were working, how much of your work did you invest with commitment, and how many of your accomplishments do you look back on with pride?

How much have you moved your body, felt your muscles and bones equal to the challenges you set for them? How well have you guarded your health and made choices to exalt your body?

How have you loved? How have you been loved?

If you felt bad, did you embrace the experience and live with it?

Who knows how much life any of us has. We have right now. One of my lessons from cancer was to live right now, and not wait to live years later.


Anonymous said...

"If you felt bad, did you embrace the experience and *live* with it?"

I'm not sure what you'd consider the correct answer here, but could your question relate to my problems with a certain volleyballer?

JK, LOL!!!!!

laurie said...

This is a beautiful, beautiful piece.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your powerful reminders about joy, and the meaning of life. Your blog is great - I will link it to my own today!

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Carol Poirier said...

Thank you for sharing that!

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Thanks for your time and God bless you. Stay well and strong.

jsdaughter said...

Lovely post- Life is short- no matter how many years we're given.

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