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Sniper
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   Posted 11/12/2007 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
 Ms Lois, I am doing well. I dont have time to give in to this DD. I try to stuff as much living as I can into each day. Today is veterans day and I am thinking of all those that are away from their homes and loved ones. Those that wish they could be doing something else. I am also thinking of those that never came home. Should living life to the fullest honors them and the sacrifices they made, I'm doing my part.
 Hope you have a good day. I know this disease can be overwhelming, but there is so much good to find if we take the time to look. Watch the sunrise, give someone a hug, smile at a child, I could name hundreds of things. You can bet this evening as the sun sets, I'll be watching. Maybe from the bathroom window, but I'll be watching. 
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/12/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper........I just love your post .......
I will not give in to this DD either and I do love the sunset sunrise and riding my Harley when I am able to go .......

GREAT words of wisdom my friend

Thanks .......Luvs
LYN n Cait

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 11/12/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper...humor and inspiration, you combine them well!!
Enjoy every minute of life. My SIL was just in a serious car accident and is doing amazingly well. There is a positive in everything...even if it is enjoying the solitude of the potty.
To quote Monty Pythons meaning of Life...Always look on the bright side of life
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eljay1066
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   Posted 11/12/2007 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, thanks. I didn't mean to ***** on your post, it was just a whine. I hate cleaning, always did, even when I was "well." I am happy living with my brother and his family. I'm not giving up either, and really enjoying what I CAN do. It is a treat to be able to cook for others, especially when there is a big kitchen and a Dishwasher! I lived without one for seven years and didn't realize how much I missed it. I know there are people in this world who never even saw one, but that doesn't stop me from appreciating it after I fix a messy meal. :) I see a lot out my bathroom window, too, trees filled with birds and squirrels, seasons changing ... well, here's a little excerpt from my journal the other day:

What are our riches? We have air to breathe, the sun to warm and illumine us, water and food. We have autumn to rest the earth, leaves to fall and enrich the soil, opening the branches to the lower angles of the sun. Wind refreshes the air, removes pollutants, strews seeds. Rain cleanses and nourishes. Snow covers and protects, even warms the dormant plants. Each season showers us with its special sounds and colors. We are constantly renewed. What greater treasure could we imagine?

So I do know where my treasures are; I just haven't been sharing enough. I have a new "technique" for dealing with the constant interruptions of bathroom breaks, especially in the morning. I know people who are struggling with chemo and others who fight problems worse than I can imagine. I have promised to pray for them; so I decided to use nature's calls as a call to prayer. I now refer to my bathroom as my prayer room. While I am there, I mention them each, and, believe me, they are remembered many times a day. I am afraid that it helps me more than it does them, but I trust that my prayers are heard.

Thanks for reminding me to focus on what matters!
Take care. Lois
 

Sniper
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   Posted 11/12/2007 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to see your in a good place Ms Lois. Your words are so much more eloquent than mine, as I expected. Keep looking at the good things. My wife takes her last full chemo tomorrow and then eight more months of just one instead of five bags. I am praying for her hair to start growing back by Christmas, and for a clean cancer screen in nine months. That would be a treasure..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


eljay1066
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   Posted 11/12/2007 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
It goes without saying that all here and their loved ones are in my prayers, sniper. Your wife is definitely included every time I go into my "prayer room" and at other times as well. Thanks for the update.
Take care. Lois
 
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