The Story Of A Blind Girl

Courtney Wright:

Thoughts we should all ponder…..

Originally posted on The Dude With A Blog:

There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend.

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and then she could see everything, including her boyfriend. Her boyfriend asked her, “now that you can see the world, will you marry me?”

The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too, and refused to marry him. Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her saying:

“Just take care of my eyes dear.”

This is how human brain changes when the status changed. Only few remember what life was before, and who’s always been there even in the most painful situations.

Life Is A Gift

Today before you think…

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The Broken Heart…

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The Broken Heart

“There’s nothing wrong with your heart.” Said the doctor to the patient.
“But there has to be something wrong!” said the patient to the doctor.
“Well, we have done every cardiac test available. We have even done an MRI, chest x-ray and an ultrasound. Short of open heart surgery, we can’t find anything.”
“Then why does it hurt so much?” she asked
“Broken hearts do not show physical signs. It will just take time to heal.”
“I don’t believe you! What if I die? Will they know why?”
“They will know…….” Said the doctor “they will know…”

The Scar Project

The SCAR Project
Today….today I was online looking for something and I ran across this very powerful web site called The SCAR Project. It is a “series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.”

I will say up front I have no idea what it must be like to have breast cancer. I have never had any kind of cancer but it has touched my life in many ways. I lost a wonderful parent to adenocarcinoma of the neck 12 years ago, and have had several women close to me have breast cancer (and survive). They have been from one extreme to another; full double mastectomy, partial mastectomy, single mastectomy and lumpectomy. My husband’s aunt passed away from breast cancer several years ago. And even though the big “C” is no longer a death sentence, it can instill fear in anyone who hears that word because there are so many unknowns. It has no discrimination. Cancer affects the young, old, healthy, wealthy and wise. We should NEVER think it can never happen to us. But how we respond can be the difference between life and death.

It is difficult to say what one would do if they got cancer. Some say, “I would do whatever it took to survive!” or “I saw what (fill in the blank) went through and there is no way I would do chemo!” But their very words may come back to haunt them once they are put in that exact situation and they will do the very opposite of what they “thought” they might do. I try not to speculate. I just pray I never have to make that decision.

The SCAR Project really struck a chord with me because it made breast cancer a little more humanized. It showed men and women’s beauty and that they are more than just their cancer. There are all of these other lovely parts too. You can see the “inside” of them from these gorgeous portraits. Those of us who have never had cancer can’t necessarily empathize with what it feels like but we can certainly help those we love on their journey with love, peace, prayer and understanding. We must also remember to focus on the other parts of the person and not just identify them with the disease. The person we care about is still there and they need us to remember that! See past the physical…… walk with them on their path no matter what choice they made. It is THEIR life! Even if you do not agree with their choice, support them and be there for them. They will need you now more than ever……..

Breast Cancer is NOT a Pink Ribbon

The SCAR Project
Today….today I was online looking for something and I ran across this very powerful web site called The SCAR Project. It is a “series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.”

I will say up front I have no idea what it must be like to have breast cancer. I have never had any kind of cancer but it has touched my life in many ways. I lost a wonderful parent to adenocarcinoma of the neck 12 years ago, and have had several women close to me have breast cancer (and survive). They have been from one extreme to another; full double mastectomy, partial mastectomy, single mastectomy and lumpectomy. My husband’s aunt passed away from breast cancer several years ago. And even though the big “C” is no longer a death sentence, it can instill fear in anyone who hears that word because there are so many unknowns. It has no discrimination. Cancer affects the young, old, healthy, wealthy and wise. We should NEVER think it can never happen to us. But how we respond can be the difference between life and death.

It is difficult to say what one would do if they got cancer. Some say, “I would do whatever it took to survive!” or “I saw what (fill in the blank) went through and there is no way I would do chemo!” But their very words may come back to haunt them once they are put in that exact situation and they will do the very opposite of what they “thought” they might do. I try not to speculate. I just pray I never have to make that decision.

The SCAR Project really struck a chord with me because it made breast cancer a little more humanized. It showed men and women’s beauty and that they are more than just their cancer. There are all of these other lovely parts too. You can see the “inside” of them from these gorgeous portraits. Those of us who have never had cancer can’t necessarily empathize with what it feels like but we can certainly help those we love on their journey with love, peace, prayer and understanding. We must also remember to focus on the other parts of the person and not just identify them with the disease. The person we care about is still there and they need us to remember that! See past the physical…… walk with them on their path no matter what choice they made. It is THEIR life! Even if you do not agree with their choice, support them and be there for them. They will need you now more than ever……..

WWW Wednesdays (June 25)

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

MY ANSWERS:

The Silkworm
I am currently reading The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling. It is the second book in her series with a detective known as Cormoron Strike. I really enjoyed the first one The Cuckoo’s Calling. Completely different than her Harry Potter series but entertaining.

The Unlikely Spy
I just finished reading The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva. It was about espionage during WWII and D-Day at Normandy. Well written and very intriguing. I have never read anything by him before but I am going to start his Gabriel Allon series soon.

Love in the Time of CholeraI believe the next book I will read will be Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. I recently read an awesome review and thought it would be a great book to increase my repertoire of genre.

My contribution to Should Be Reading WWW Wednesdays :-)

Letter home…

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May 17, 1944

My Dearest Sarah,

I awoke this morning with your lovely face on my mind, as I do every day. I received your letter yesterday and the smell of lilacs reminded me of the day we were married. I still marvel at the fact you said yes knowing I had enlisted. I wish we had been together more than 10 days before I had to leave you.

The war rages on. I hear the sounds in my mind even when it is quiet outside. The noise I can sleep through these days amazes me. When I get home, the sound of you breathing will be a welcome change.

I miss you more each day but I have your picture to look at when I feel the most lonely. Knowing I have you and Todd to come home to gets me through the hours. I cannot wait to see my beautiful son when I return. I am sure he has your eyes. I know he will change so much before I get to hold him.

I have to close now my darling, breakfast waits in the mess tent. I love you with all my heart.

Your loving husband,
Keith Jernigan

This was inspired by the Sunday Photo Fiction. A story challenge using 200 words based on the picture provided. If you would like to play along, please follow the link above or click the icon below. Enjoy! :-)

Sunday Photo Fiction

This Old House…..

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Built in 1909, the old house held many secrets.
Used as a brothel during WW II, countless shady characters had come and gone.
It was shut down in 1914 when the owner was found dead on the basement floor.
Mystery had surrounded her death for 100 years.
Seeing new life with renovations, walls came down and new ones built.
The sledge hammer smashed the rotting tender boards when a gunshot rang out.
A pistol laid on the floor where it had fallen from a rafter.
The murder weapon of Madam Hillary Fortgang had finally been found.
No one had paid….

This was written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you would like to play along, please follow the prompt below and give it a try!!

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