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Heaven gained another angel

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I received some very sad news last night. A friend of mine passed away at a very young age - just 28 and newly married. She had endured an 8 year struggle with a rare form of cancer that brought her close to the brink of death several times. We weren't particularly close (more friend of a friend), but I liked her instantly when I met her as she was one of those rare & special people that inspire you with their courage and kindness. When I heard of her passing, I was struck with profound sadness and an urge to take stock of my own existence

The truth is that I've spent a great deal of the past few years licking my own wounds - dealing with depression, failed relationships, loss/illness and other hardships in unhealthy ways. If I'm being honest with myself, my actions have not reflected my true inner strength and wisdom. My beautiful friend is a great example of overcoming adversity and living every ounce of life. I find myself both saddened and inspired...how dare I not seize every moment of time that God has given me, when others have not been as fortunate? I don't intend to shame myself as negative self-talk never has a positive outcome. Instead, I plan to follow her example and seize opportunities to really live in the now, enjoy what I've been given and take care of myself and those I love.

When we lose one of our brightest stars, it's up to us to raise our own vibrations to shine a little brighter.
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INNERJETTIC 11/1/2013 4:04PM

    Wow. Sobering, poignant thoughts. Not much one can add. Beautifully said and we can all learn that lesson.

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CLPURNELL 10/23/2013 10:17PM

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SASSY5468 10/23/2013 10:37AM

    This brought me to tears... Let your light shine! Thanks for the inspiration this morning :)

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PKBOO3 10/23/2013 8:23AM

    Very inspirational blog. Sorry for the loss.

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JULIAINLA 10/23/2013 2:52AM

    My cousin passed away not that long ago from cancer too. Like you wrote, when we lose one of or brightest stars, its up to us to raise our vibrations higher to shine brighter.-I think they would want us to do exactly that... emoticon emoticon

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PAMNANGEL 10/23/2013 12:44AM

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_JODI404 10/23/2013 12:00AM

    emoticon Wow, your thoughts and words are so inspiring. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Shine on girl! emoticon emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 10/22/2013 9:53PM

    We are not guaranteed tomorrow, so make the most of each moment.

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KING_SLAYER 10/22/2013 7:19PM

    Sorry to hear of your friends passing. If there's one thing the dead can teach us it's that we should live while we can.

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/22/2013 6:41PM

    What a beautiful blog! Sorry for your loss.

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DIBANANA 10/22/2013 6:39PM

  I'm sorry for the your loss. I would bet she would be happy and humbled that she has inspired you.

We should all stop and reflect more often

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