Friday, February 3, 2012

Do you live life or are you just existing?

Many of us, including myself, often find ourselves stuck in life living day to day merely existing. Our lives become repetitious. That's when I pull myself out of the boredom and start living life again. It's something many people suffering from health problems also can find themselves falling into.

It would be so easy to give up on life and just exist when faced with a devastating illness such as my mom having stage 4 cancer. However, her love for life has brought new opportunities and she's the first one to tell you she hasn't done everything yet.

Shes the person who always enjoyed travel and dreamed of one day doing that after retiring. My Dad, on the other hand, is more of a home body. When she was diagnosed we made every effort to give her these opportunities.

Last summer she went with a friend up the north shore. The two of them had a blast. We seen to it she accomplished her number one dream when we sent her and my Dad to see Tony Stewart.wEndy had the time of their lives in Kansas city last fall. Dad even left the state. And now as she prepares to head to Vegas in march she will once again visit friends and see the big NASCAR parade. While some would just exist she is still choosing to live life to the fullest.

Let us all remember to live each day like it's our last.



I'm glad your mom has had those opportunities to travel. These moments do really make the difference between living and existing! Thanks for this post.

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