• Do you ever look around at some of the people you know and think that as bad off as we might be, there are still others that are worse?

    Asked by Leuky on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Do you ever look around at some of the people you know and think that as bad off as we might be, there are still others that are worse?

    Crappy day today. A co worker lost her baby at 37 weeks gestation followed by a dear friend announcing that today's chemo, her 52nd one, would be her last one. She is throwing in the towel. She is 52 years old. Never forget everyone, every breath we take is a blessing

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Yes, I have often thought that and said that. Usually, you don't have to look too far to find someone that would trade their situation for yours.

      4 months ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      All I had to do was look across the street to my neighbour who was in the process of dying last month to see that I'm still a very lucky woman!

      I like to remind myself that no matter how bad it seems I could have it worse.

      4 months ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      Totally agree...there is so much sadness in the world.

      4 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I was at a Bible study today. The title of the study is, "It's Not Supposed to be this Way." I thought that fighting cancer for nearly 7 years, losing my only child a few months ago ... and then losing two of my best friends after that ... was going to mean that my "It's Not supposed to be this way" was going to be the worst. Wrong. My heart just cried for the stories that were told around our little table. And, if the 6 of us had so many things proving that life just isn't fair ... then it was a pretty good bet that the people at all of the other tables were finding out the same.

      Everyone there, no matter what their story was or how sad it seemed, had smiles on their faces and hopes in their hearts. Humbling.

      4 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      When I was in active treatment, I saw a man in Walmart who had lost his arm below the elbow (actually a blessing because he still has his elbow to clutch things with), and there he was holding his phone with his elbow and texting with his other hand. And I felt so blessed that day.

      4 months ago
    • Conor@Casey's Avatar
      Conor@Casey

      With out question! I’m dealing with MM , I’m in a total response and I can fall back and go to dark places , but I’m a guy with a glass half full kinda attitude, I am very lucky!!

      4 months ago
    • Teachertina's Avatar
      Teachertina

      Every visit to my cancer center makes me grateful because I see so many much worse than me.

      4 months ago

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