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   Posted 12/23/2005 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
"The Big 'C'"
by Kathy Cawthon, Survivor
copyright 1997

“The big ‘C’” I heard someone call it.
Another just whispered the word.
That we don’t even dare to say “cancer” out loud
Gives it power it doesn’t deserve.

So I’m giving that letter new meaning
And refusing to give in to fear.
I’m reclaiming the power for you and for me
By saying these words loud and clear:

Let the "c" be for “cure” and “compassion”.
Let it stand for the “candles” we light
And a “chorus” of voices shouting “You 'can'!”
To all who will take up this fight.

Let the "c" be for “cash contribution”.
“Credit” or “check” will work, too!
Let it stand for “commitment” and “check-ups” and “cheer”
And the “children” “counting” on you.

Let it mean that we know our “Creator”
Is beside us each step of the way,
And remind us to “call” on His strength and His love
And to “celebrate” every new day.

To everyone facing this “challenge”,
I say it’s a fight we can win.
Tell all who will listen that, starting today,
The "c” is for “COURAGE”, my friend.

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 12/23/2005 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Love it Deb!!
L&H, Gail
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
Elisabeth Kubler Ross

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   Posted 12/23/2005 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Deb,
I will put it in favorites since I burnt out my printer. Hugs, Di

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   Posted 12/23/2005 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Very nice, thank you.

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