Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Tonight I just want to write a short little post. A few events in my life have reminded me to remain thankful. Sometimes we get so caught up in the trivial that we forget to look at the big picture. When I stop for a moment and look at my big picture, I think "damn, I'm lucky". Today a dear friend of mine underwent surgery to remove his thyroid and some surrounding lymph nodes as they have been invaded by the big C: cancer. He's a 30 something father of 2 and someone I feel blessed to have as a pal. This is one of those things that makes me stop and think about how blessed I am and how thankful I am for so many wonderful things in my life. I've had some tragic days, but through it all I remind myself that things can always be worse, MUCH worse. I've learned to remain thankful for all that I have.



Llama said...

So, so true. It is so unfortunate that sometimes we need something like this to slow us down in life. We have to appreciate each and every day and be thankful for things that are given to us, like our health. touching post...thanks, i needed that.

a H.I.T. said...

Sending prayers your way. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the small stuff.

SouthernBelleJM said...

Hi AE,

I just found your blog from a link on NYC's HIT. I love it. So far so good! My one question is and, maybe that's answered later, how did you end up on the island?!?!?! So lucky!

But the reason I had to comment on this post is because my mother has had her thyroid removed and has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Her lab results after the removal concluded there were cancerous cells in her thyroid. We are going through the trial and tribulations of this at my own house. Hope all is well with your friend=)

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