Today I'm blogging on Boomer Babes about my best friend, Lorraine. We took time out of our busy schedules to spend some time together. Because she lives in Delaware and I live in Pennsylvania, we plan ahead and make it special. You can read about our day on Wednesday's post at www.boomerbabesrock.com/blog.
The night before I left for Delaware, I finished the book, One Month to Live. When I read the first chapter, I was shocked--amazed really--because it was so similar to the last chapter of my book, Trading Ashes for Roses. And then I realized, there's nothing new under the sun! All books have already been written, you just have to find a new hook or twist. What intrigued me about the book was the premise, "If you had 30 days to live, what would you do differently?" Although the authors did not personally come to terms with their own mortality through a life-threatening illness, Chris did face it with his mother who was given a month to live after facing a cancer diagnosis. Whatever it takes to allow a person to understand the importance of living in the "now" is a precious gift.
For me, cancer was a gift wrapped in ribbons of pain, fear and doubt, but unwrapped itself into a life of unspeakable joy, purpose, and passion. And for that, I am grateful for 12 years of living life passionately!
May you enjoy the blessings of today by living in the present moment!
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