what life means to me

United States
January 15, 2009 12:41am CST
I have been thinking a lot about life recently. I was just diagnosed with cancer and it really makes you think. I am not bitter, just scared. I look around and there are so many people a lot worse off than I am. I want to spend time with my family and friends, enjoy walks on the beach and beautiful sunsets. I want to enjoy growing old with my husband and watching my grandchildren grow. I have enjoyed my sons becoming fine men and am very proud of them. I know I have a rough road ahead of me but I want to get it over and start enjoying life again. I like to fish and love the water. I think I will spend a couple of days at the beach just to listen to the waves crashing and it usually gives me peace. What gives you peace? You really find out who your friends are when something like this happens to you and I am blessed to have them.
2 people like this
3 responses
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Nothing is impossible beachgoer, God is with us all the time.It maybe just hard to understand why there is suffering, sorrow, and poverty God still love us so very much! We are given another chance, and whatever you encounter today makes you stronger and believe in Him. " For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" Even after mankind has sinned and disobeyed God's commandments for yours and year, God still wanted to save mankind from suffering and sorrow. Trust God that He will always do what is right for you, that He is always near to you, a minutes each day in humble, sincere prayer. You know can always always tell God, our greatest Friend, all your hopes, your plans, your problems, you can always ask for Help and that He will be ready to give it to you...He is always ready to listen to us... I will pray for you beachgoer. Just be strong. "The Lord will take away thee all sickness"- Deu.7:15
• United States
15 Jan 09
I thank you for your kind words and do agree with you. All I did to start with was cry and then all of a sudden a calm came over me and I just felt like I would be alright and I know that was God giving me the calmness. Thanks again.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 09
I'm sorry to hear about your plight; however I admire your strength of character, and the way you are meeting your challenges ahead. I believe that having a positive mind and calm heart will help very much. I like your idea of sitting at the beach just to get close to nature and God - it's very tranquil and wonderful. So take care and God bless you!
• United States
15 Jan 09
Thank you for your kind words.
@apkalra (13)
• India
15 Jan 09
Yes you are right. We understand the importance of life. It is good to read that you have such good experiences in your life and surely you will have someone to be with you in your hard times.. You know what i believe life is just a journey that we cross from childhood to old age. It is more to us than this body. There is something much higher truth than the body. We are the soul which does not have a beginning nor an end and hence you are eternal. You have got a motivation now to do something you have always thought of but have never executed. some unfinished dream. An opportunity to contribute to welfare of this world. Best of Luck. take care.
• United States
15 Jan 09
Thanks so much for your kind words.