11.08.2007

Prayers

Sorry I'm checking in so late! Today's post won't be very long because I'm running out the door (again-one of those days) but I wanted to say I am praying for a lot of people right now.

I found out today a friend who is around my age (25) relapsed a second time and I just want people to keep him in their prayers.

There are so many other people that I know that are struggling-whether it's emotionally, physically, spiritually, etc. I just want to send prayers to all of them-ones I know and do not know and I hope you do too!

I'll also leave you with a quote:

There is one consolation in being sick...the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.
— Henry David Thoreau


That is always how I saw hope in my darkest, most sick times--there was ALWAYS the hope of getting better, no matter what anyone told me and the fact is, I did-I made my own statistic and I hope that for others.

Today, I am grateful for: friends-old and new, family, God, prayers and hope and the ability to be healthy today to do lots of mostly fun stuff!

Prayers and peace,
Rachel

7 comments:

Jill Aldrich said...

This is beautiful, Rachel. What a powerful quote.

Mary said...

Hope was so hard for me to find because I knew that, physically, I would never be better than I was before. Sometimes that part is still hard for me. I miss the freedom of a
"normal" body! But I love the freedom of an expanded understanding of life and friendship and all the rest of it. :-) Life is GOOD. In my classes I am surrounded by healthy young people who dread turning 30. It's so funny to me. I just want to get in their faces and say "living every day is a miracle. your health is a miracle. be happy to see another birthday!"

But I feel for your friend. Because there are definitely days when it is hard to be alive, days when life doesn't feel GOOD at all. I pray for your friend's spirits and his body. HUGS.

Obsessedwithlife said...

Thanks. I thought so too! It fit for some of the situations people I know are going through!

Obsessedwithlife said...

Mary-Oh, I miss the 'normal body' thing too although I know your arm is a different situation. I went to a new support group tonight at the wellness community for after-cancer. It was pretty cooL!

miss ya.

R

Sherry said...

That is an excellent quote. And I will join you in praying for your friends..and for mine who are going through difficult times.

Dee said...

That quote is one of my favorites, it's on my desk all the time.

And I definitely know 'those' days. I hope it was at least a very happy, fulfilling, POSITIVE day.

Obsessedwithlife said...

Thanks Sherry!

Dee--actually it was a pretty good day despite the unforunate news about J. The day also included a session for people after cancer which left me feeling good and refreshed as I usually do after going to the Wellness Community...

Also, tried to send you a message at your LJ account-I set one up: Obsessedwithlife-what do I do now?

Whew, today was equally as crazy, going to lay down before I cook that dinner I promised my family from TJ's...

Thanks!

R