My comments on previous post “Jeff’s marathon”
I am not the only person who has a loved one fighting for his life right now. As I have shared Jeff’s story I have been touched by so many of you sharing similar stories… of those who still fight and of those we have lost.
It is cruelly ironic that cancer can bring out the best in some people. More specifically, it can put your character to the test and reveal it for all to see. It also forces you to make a decision… about how you want to live.
I admit I thought Jeff was a little crazy to hike the Grand Canyon and run a marathon so soon after his last round of treatments. Now I just feel proud of him. He is not only proving to himself that he’s going to live a full life, he is saying to every other person living with cancer that they are LIVING with it, not dying from it.
I’ve changed the way I look at my life in the past 17 months since Jeff began his battle. I’m consciously considering how I spend every day. Am I really using my talents to help other people? Am I wasting time with blame or regrets? Am I letting anything stand in the way of finding and acting on purpose in my life?
This is my wish for you today. That no matter the circumstances or obstacles in your way, no matter what you THINK you can’t do… you will choose to live.