This is Susan.
She left us, way to early, one year ago today.
She blogged here.
For the two or three years that I knew her, and through her ability to share what it was like to LIVE with cancer, I realized that it's my duty,
no matter what is going on in my life
despite whatever struggles I have
despite whatever worries or stress I have
that as a healthy person,
I MUST LIVE, truly live and embrace every single day.
Money is money.
Stuff is stuff.
What matters most to me are the people I love, and being able to really BE with them. To embrace each day, whatever it brings. To LIVE each day, each moment to it's fullest. Good. Bad. Ugly.
And one day it will be gone.
I want to look back on my life, however long or short it is and see that I spent more time being thinking about what I'm grateful for, than thinking about what troubles me.
I want to be at peace because I chose to be happy.
I owe it to myself, to my family, and I feel that I owe it to Susan who no longer has that choice.
But when she did, she chose to LIVE.
Please consider donating to these organizations in honor of a Susan:
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation: http://www.ibcresearch.org/
Crickett's Answer for Cancer: http://crickettsanswerforcancer.org/