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A Tribute to Cancer Victims

Life is a very delicate thing.
It is also a very beautiful thing.
There comes a point in life where our loved ones take on a new adventure.
Some of them sooner than others.

What can I say?

What can I say to those people?

What can I say to those people who have months to live?

I don’t think I would have the strength to do so.

But if I could, I would say something like this:

You are a beautiful person.
You have lived a beautiful life.
You have loved and are loved.
What you are facing is not the end.
What you are facing is the beginning.
Anyone can grieve, and weep, and regret.
Only some can celebrate.
Be that person.
I like to say “Live life as if every day is an occasion”
So laugh.
Tell a joke.
Tell someone you love them.
Share a kiss.
Look in the mirror and be happy.
Watch your favorite movie.
Shout out your biggest secret.
Dance in the rain.
Don’t call it death.
Call it rebirth.
Have hope.
Hope is a very powerful thing.
It can change your life.
Do they tell you your days are numbered?
Then treasure them even more.
Cancer is not a curse.
It is a gift to teach you about how precious life is.
What you do with that is up to you.
Do a good deed.
Tell a stranger they are loved.
Pray, even if you’re not religious.
Everyone has their own level of belief.
Wish on a star.
Buy the thing you’ve always wanted.
Eat dessert before dinner.
Try something new.
Enjoy life’s little pleasures.
You deserve them.
And remember to hope.
And love.
Be yourself.
Have confidence.

Don’t be scared.

If you fall, we’ll catch you.

“Life is like a gift they say
“Wrapped up for you every day
“Open up and find a way
“To give some of your own

“When you wake up every day
“Please don’t throw your dreams away
“Hold them close to your heart
“’Cause we’re all a part of the ordinary miracle”

-- www. (“Ordinary Miracle” by Sarah McLachlan)

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