Fear is the thief of happiness and sometimes we have to get the courage to Just Do It
Ever since her first seizure many years ago a close relative held onto the dream of the medical world finding a cure. She patiently has gone through countless procedures and medications and before going into the operating room for what she prays will be the answer she hugged her Mother and admitted her fear but bravely was doing it. Time will tell if this was the cure but she is not worried as she moves on with life in her positive and cheerful way. She never exhibited victim behavior and lives each day feeling like the dream came true. Her lesson to us is better to do it than have regrets one day that we did not try.
A few days after I received a message that a close facebook acquaintance passed away from pancreatic cancer. Our friendship was through typed words on our screens and photographs of our lives but I felt such sadness because I met her through those black and white lines every few days. The memory of her descriptions of a life lived to the fullest brings a tear to my eye as I type.
She was an individual who wanted to be around people who do things. She was a sympathetic listener and advisor and never judged or spoke ill of others. She encouraged everyone to dream and gave support to not only myself but countless others from many corners of our world. Her face lit up many lives every day.
She advised me during a difficult time that the best thing to hold onto in life is each other and we are never alone.
I was not surprised that she kept the details of her illness from many of us as speaking of death would be taking minutes away from the life she loved living. Her message to me was laughter is much more pleasant during uncertain times than crying. Crying and fear keeps us stuck where laughter gives us the Do It confidence.
I thank my special relative for the permission to use her as an example of being brave and doing it and I hope to learn to have the courage and determination she has. I love her dearly and am blessed to have her in my life.
I send love to a dear friend who is fighting cancer but shares her huge bright smile with the world each day as she is doing it. She is another inspiration and I love her as well as her husband and son very much.
I love all of the brave women in my life who are not letting fear stop them from happiness and teach us through their stories.
My dear friend was a fan of my writing and when I experienced doubtful times I would get messages of Do It. I will hold the memory and cherish her words, kindness and love and she will always be remembered. I know the angels are surrounding her and she is dreaming, supporting and doing things above.
Let us make today the day we do It! Let us not let fear take precious minutes we need to spend living. Let us hold onto one another and dream, support and do things. Even if people don’t understand why you do it just smile as that gesture is recognized by everyone.