This post was inspired by the amazing, wonderfully talented Mary Tyler Mom. Her daughter Donna's cancer story is being featured as a series by Huffington Post during September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 31 posts, 31 days for the 31 months of Donna's treatment. Please, I urge you to go read it. Have some tissues handy. But read it. Everyday. I have shared it so far on my facebook page and I will do so everyday this month. Every.Single.Day. Donna's life is an inspiration. Mary Tyler Mom is an inspiration for sharing the story and spreading awareness.
We all know life can be crazy. Bills have to be paid. People get stressed. People argue. Children test your patience. The house has to be cleaned. There are not enough hours in the day to accomplish what needs to be done. Jobs add more pressure.
It's so easy to get wrapped up in that. I do it, I'll admit.
But then sometimes I sit back and think, if we all have our health...and we are happy, everything is good.
It's true. Isn't that all that matters?
And it's hard to really stop and think about that. Stop right now. Take a break from the daily grind that is your life...and think about that.
What would you do...
if someone close to you (family member, close friend) was sick?
if YOU were sick?
if you were given a certain amount of time?
if you were given NO time?
if something happened in the blink of an eye and changed everything forever?
What would you do?
Would you wish that you did things differently? Maybe.
Now I am not saying to go out and live like you were dying (like Tim McGraw says). Because if we did that, let's face it, no one would work. We would spend every last penny we had. Things might get a little messy.
But maybe, just maybe, we could all be a little happier, a little kinder, a little more grateful.
So, what will you do?