Tuesday, April 17, 2012

GTOC...Blog #20...Cancer is a 4 letter word....Shine is a five letter word....so it is worth more!!

Usually with my blogs, I endeavor through hours of contemplation prior to typing.  Today, I am "winging it" so to speak "flying by the seat of my pants"....my favorite Julia Roberts saying from "Pretty Woman".

Why?....the emotional affect I am having difficulty defining....

It seems everywhere I turn today, someone is suffering through a form of cancer.  The advertisements are true, everyone knows someone affected by cancer.

If you have followed my blogs or know me well enough, then you know, I feel what I witness in people's spirits.  To the illogical levels that at times when their eye's reveal the hurt they cannot describe, a helpless depression will overcome me and I will withdraw to search for my own strengths to endure.  This struggle in their pains is not my own, and I feel this irrationality to the point that I cannot communicate...it is not mine to communicate, yet I do feel.

However, knowing my personality, you also know, I LOVE LIFE!!  .... I LOVE ALL LIFE!!!    I love the spirit mankind represents.  In the face of indignities, illnesses, irreconcilable atrocities, even death, mankind has the ability, the spirit to overcome with the strength of love.  In my little life I have witnessed greatness in people's spirits.  I draw strength in their realization that they own the unique ability to overcome all obstacles.....even cancer.

...even abuse,

...even torture,

...even illness,

...even helplessness,

...even death,

We have all endured "touches" , "moments" or "lifetimes" of each of these obstacles.  Those that SHINE anyways, in spite of,  are either born with the God Given Gift to be, or they are the Miraculous individuals who have discovered the worth, being & love of mankind through the struggles of their lives.  It remains from  the witnessing of their spirits, I draw my strengths.

Those who naturally SHINE from birth are not oblivious to struggles and self doubt.  They simply know that by "giving to others" from their shine....they will learn to endure the struggles uncommunicated.

Those who SHINE in spite of or of cause to, their struggles actually SPARKLE !!!  These are people who have faced and continue to endure the greatest struggles of life, the greatest struggles of their spirits, the greatest struggles of their souls.  In these struggles, I am sure they drawn deep within their very beings to retrieve strength from love of God, strength from love of mankind, strength from love of self,....it is not here that they sparkle....it is when they surpass their personal struggles, as they do.

It is with their initial realization that there is nothing left within and yet they still freely give everything to another.  This is when their SPARKLE exudes.  Their sparkle infects.  Their sparkle,

stops abuse,

stops torture,

heals illness,

gives hope to helplessness,

overcomes death....

"Cancer is a very descriptive 4 letter word".  Often in the struggle of life, we utilize 4 letter words to relay our frustrations...We, mankind, do however truly overcome our frustrations with words of value....

5 letter words hold value, ....like SHINE
6 letter words hold more value,....like SPIRIT
7 letter words even hold more value,.....like SPARKLE

My dearest of friends, you many be the sparkling individual I witness momentarily in my travels;  you may be the friend I encountered moments ago or the employer I have respected; you may be the life long family friend or the reason my soul soars when you are near.....YOU, your eyes, your spirit....YOU ....SPARKLE  !!!

This gift you freely give all you meet creates love, patience, passion for all life in everyone you encounter,...Thank You.

You are the gift that reminds us who continue to struggle within our own worlds, that there is hope...V


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