a year ago today … my wing was dislodged in a flurry of gusts and feathers. yes indeed, i fell, far from being graceful. but yet i survived, with as much gratitude and grace as i could muster. i couldn’t have done it though (so sucessfully, that is) without my beloved partner. he was there when the pain was far beyond bearable. he kissed the courage back into my spirit and melted the aches with his love and patience and kindness.
GRATITUDE and servitude … the way of the world, the steps to happiness.
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building someone could destroy over night.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today people will often forget tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your individualism.
It was never between you and them anyway.
Relief came yesterday in the form of a phone call to my mother …. The biopsy came back negative for cancer results and we are extremely grateful for that. My step-dad will be tested in 3 months to see if anything has returned, and if it has at that time, he will wait another 3 months to determine whether he needs to go through chemotherapy or radiation. Thank you so much to everyone for their prayers and good wishes.
Pat is doing much better now, mentally and physically, after his surgery 2 weeks ago. Initially he was slow to heal but with definite improvement; however, he went back into the hospital for a couple of days, only 2 days after being released, with chest pains and a rapid heart beat causing much concern. Thankfully, for unknown reasons, the occurence was only a temporary health situation and now Pat is on the ‘up-swing’ to better health. At this point, things are looking really positive, and my family is incredibly relieved! Such times as these really imprint the importance of family in my mind, and I am so blessed to have all of my parents still with me and in relatively good young health.
“It’s not what life hands you but how you handle it that counts.”