Thursday, August 02, 2007

Inspiration ...

A dear friend of mine has cancer. She has a running blog, where she authentically chronicles what she's doing and feeling.

The following snippet is in the context of a conversation with her daughter:

I said to her, "Did you know, they have shown that people with a positive attitude heal faster and do much better recovering from things, because it is good for you to be positive?" And being negative is really nothing more than a bad habit.

I don't mean that one shouldn't honestly acknowledge the frustrations and grieve them, because they are real and their impact is also very tangible. But somewhere in the midst of it all, you have to DECIDE if your glass is half empty or half full. That distinction will make all the difference in how you experience life.

Authenticity. Accountability. The choice to think on what is good and right and true. And all of this in the midst of something that is bad, seems so wrong, and causes us to ask, "Why".

The people who know her are blessed by this woman.

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