Thoughts for the day - Thinking about my Uncle

Posted at 11:49 am on 07/05/2014 by Dave Greene RN, CCWC
​July 5, 2014 7:45am

Good Morning,

This morning I've been thinking about my Uncle who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung CA, and has never smoked a day in his life.  His diagnosis was very sudden, and found by a fluke.  He's such an inspiration to me and many others.  He's a talented writer who shares his journey in a blog, so we all can stay connected with him and be inspired by his courageous spirit.

To honor my Uncle I want to share some thoughts of inspirations for anyone else out there who is or who has someone battling our enemy cancer.  Take care.  Dave

Yep, that cute little guy is me with my amazing uncle - what happened to my good looks -   :)

My cancer scare changed my life. I’m grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life. ~Olivia Newton-John

During chemo, you’re more tired than you’ve ever been. It’s like a cloud passing over the sun, and suddenly you’re out. You don’t know how you’ll answer the door when your groceries are delivered. But you also find that you’re stronger than you’ve ever been. You’re clear. Your mortality is at optimal distance, not up so close that it obscures everything else, but close enough to give you depth perception. Previously, it has taken you weeks, months, or years to discover the meaning of an experience. Now it’s instantaneous. ~Melissa Bank

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. ~Author Unknown

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. ~Dan Rather

Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow. ~Philip Gulley

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