A Day Of Rejoicing!

What is more amazing than greeting another day?

On this eve that signifies rebirth for many of my FOF friends, I wanted to tell you about two vows I’ve made during the last few years:

Vow #1

I’m not  waiting for a doc to tell me I’m dying to appreciate every breath I take.

Vow #2

If I do learn I’m dying, I have no intention of going through the process without grace, dignity and humor. I wouldn’t be happy, but I don’t think I’d accomplish much by feeling sorry for myself.

An elderly woman I know has been pitying herself ever since she was diagnosed with cancer over two years ago. She’s wasted a great deal of time dying–not living.

I also knew a 17-year-old girl who was diagnosed with cancer when she was 13. She spent the last four years of her life living–not dying.

Life is chock full of irony. Happy Easter.

6 Responses to “A Day Of Rejoicing!”

  1. Marjip says:

    Dear Geri,
    My evenings are topped off reading your thoughts. May your Easter be blessed! Each day brings a new beginning and I totally agree with you on how we choose to live it. O happy day bring me joy, excitement, a new discovery, peace, & contentment with all I’ve been given. Dying happens to all living creatures but living is a journey that brings us to completion. You’re my fav FOF’er.

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    • Geri says:

      Hi my dear Marji,

      Much love and Happy Easter.

      Geri

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  2. Noreen says:

    Dear Geri –

    Happy Easter to you too! And thank you for sharing your thoughts, insights, wisdom and joy of life with your FOF family. I love reading your daily blogs.

    All my best,
    Noreen

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Noreen,

      Thank you so so very much. That is so nice to read.

      Fondly,
      Geri

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  3. Katherine Jennings says:

    Good Saturday evening!
    I am in total agreement with your thoughts about death, life and how to die.

    As for me I live by a motto that keeps me pushing pass dispair or procrastination.
    “never allow anyone to do more for you than you are willing to do for your self”
    If anyone wants to know how I am doing, I am feeling extremely grateful for the small events that bring great delight. the word for the week is humility
    May the energy that makes laughter easy be our constant companions.
    Respectfully Katherine AKA Shiphrah

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    • Geri says:

      Good evening Katherine.

      Your words are inspirational. Humility is such a soft, warm word, just like what it defines.

      Best,
      Geri

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