Thursday, October 3, 2013

Don't Let It

(This post is dedicated to my friend, Deb, who is diagnosed with ALS.)

Debilitating losses.

Terminal diseases.

They can take so much from a person. Energy.  Mobility.  Limbs.  Memories. Cruel and greedy, they strip so many things away without recourse.

Yet there is one thing they can never take.

The human spirit.  That joie de vivre that makes up who we are. That indomitable well spring of a life worth living.

Unless we let it.

Don't. Don't let it make you give up living your life to the fullest that you can before it's your time. Don't let it crush your spirit and make you a shell. Don't let it snatch away those precious months, days. Minutes.


Thank you Valerie Harper for illustrating this so beautifully and showing us all what a life worth living looks like.


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I wish your friend the best. I lost a good friend a few years ago to ALS and can think of no words except admiration for the courage of people facing that disease.

Ava Quinn said...

Thank you, Sue.

Yes, exactly. Courageous. Fiercely so.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Heartfelt post, Ava. Prayers for your friend coming her way, and to live life to the fullest.

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks so much, Cathrina. She can use all the good mojo she can get.

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