Wednesday, February 23, 2011


"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him".

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"miracles do happen"

He had suffered a massive stroke that was the reality and their life froze to a point where nothing was moving.

She sat by his side,everyday,talking to him and reading, though he was unresponsive. A bible by her side, many pages tabbed "so I can go exactly where I want to in a second". The prognosis was grim and she was so calm. Though lying so sick in the bed, a massive stroke having robbed his reason and presence, the aura of the strong and handsome man who was her husband could not be hidden. "He spoke to me today", she said so hopeful. 'Did he really?' we all wondered, medically seeming an impossibility.

So often loved ones see and hear what they want to. 'Maybe', we concluded, because this is what we all wanted to be the truth and, of course; miracles do happen.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

"is knowing that is enough"

Her eyes were bright but full of fear.She was suffering from pain and anxiety along with diagnoses of multiple organ cancers.There was the struggle of a lifetime,to be alive with a decent quality of life.

One day she told me that she does not want to die and she will fight for her life.I knew that she knew the truth. I saw a losing battle but I could not say that.Her life was her own struggle knowing that there may not be a tomorrow.

The days of our life are counted on a calendar,likewise her years had been counted.We all walk around carrying a ticking clock without knowing that at some point our battery will ran out.She knew that her clock was dying.

To some,death is the departure from pain and suffering.Others fight to be alive to endure pain of living.

What is so great about life that we all cling to it as there will be no death. I wonder,is knowing that is enough.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"second best thing in life"

She was not young anymore,age always is a relative time-meter anyway.Her problems were different.She had acute and chronic medical issues ranging from respiratory failure with a tracheotomy,a feeding tube,generalized muscle weakness and developmental delay.

She did surprise her medical team by getting better with a speed only she could maintain.Once she came off ventilator,she start talking,a nonstop talk about her fiance,though none existed to our knowledge.

We did not confronted her,no one knew the truth behind her veil of mind.We were just happy for her.Her passion was obvious,she was on a speedy recovery and she was in love.

If our breath is the first best thing in life,some may ask what is the second best thing in life.I say,being in love.

To some,as we know, it may even take a breath away.