I recently can across a post in another blog. It made reference to my blog here in a very complimentary way. Memory guy here can’t remember where it was or I would acknowledge them here. I did not in their comment, the mention of the fact that, inspite of the name of my blog I don’t often mention death.
Well actually, I think I have quite a few times but that is besides the point. I am trying in my own little way to promote living. Living life to the fullest irregardless of our circumstances. We have to face it that often the circumstances of life can suck. Living life doesn’t so much matter the hand we are dealt but instead how we play our cards. How we live our lives with what we have. Do we focus on what we don’t have be that good health, money or what ever or do we focus on what we do have. Live life as it is and enjoy it to the fullest.
Attitude it key. How many times have I written, there are always 2 ways you can look at anything and everything. OK, from my own experience. My life expectancy is much shorter than I would like it to be, now that sucks, it really does. But, then when it comes right down to it, that I am sure will be the feeling of everyone when their turn comes. Life will never be long enough.
I suppose what I am trying to say can be best summed up by a line I heard on a TV show. “The time you have left is shorter than you think. What are you going to do with it.”
Adversity can hit and what are we going to do. The 2 choices, we can curl up in a ball and quite living. “I don’t like the hand in life I have been dealt, so I am not going to try and play it, I quit.” Or, you can say, “I don’t like the hand I have been dealt in life, but this is my life and I am going to make the best of it.” Over the long haul the end result is going to be the same. What is the only difference. It is the way we chose to live our lives, the enjoyment we got out of it.
Every once in a while I hear of a story of someone that is such an inspirational example of what I am talking about. Kendra McBain is a truly amazing example of a person dealt a handful of lemons in life. She with her courage, strength and positive attitude chose to make lemonade. Her story is an inspiration for all and to think she is just 17 years old. I said it in my last post she is my hero and I say it again.
For the past 2 years she has battled a rare form of cancer. She has been denied the vast majority to the high school experience. Her memories of that time will be of chemo etc.. Has all that she has gone through, soured Kendra on life, made her feel sorry for herself, not in the slightest. In fact it is the exact opposite, she is grateful for all those that were there for her and she want to give something back to help others. This leaves me at a loss for words.
Kendra, I don’t know you, but I have gained and grown as a person from reading your story. I pray all of your life goals come to be. With your positive attitude and obvious internal strength, I have no doubt you will be inspiring others such as myself for many many years to come. Bless you.
Please watch Kendra’s You tube video. I spoke to her mother this morning and do have her home address to which donations can be sent. I am just reluctant to publish it here in such an open form. Should anyone wish to make a donation to her cause please let me know and we will figure out how to get it to her.
Here is the video: