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This past week I received some upsetting news.
My grandmother was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
For the past 7 years, I’ve lived in the cancer world. First with my own diagnosis (31 when 5 months pregnant) then my fathers diagnosis (stage 4 esophageal cancer), followed by my aunt (breast cancer), then a second aunt (pancreatic cancer), two uncles with prostrate cancer and now this.
When I heard the news it was like hearing about my diagnosis all over again only magnified to the 10th degree.
For some reason, the news of her diagnosis effected me more than the others. Dramatically affecting my mood, thoughts, ability to focus – everything.
I’ve taken some time over the past week to work through my feelings and attempt to get to the core of my frustrations and believe I’ve found the answer.
This woman, this beautiful, caring, wise woman has been one person (among many) who has made a substantial impact in my life.
In reflection, I put together some thoughts on the power one person has to make the difference in the life of another and potentially the entire world.
Now it’s your turn: Who has drastically impacted your life? What have they taught you? What ripple effects have you seen from their influence?
Life is short my friends.
We need to learn as much as we can from those we love and who bring light into our lives.
Like Kris Carr said, “Folks are like plants, they lean towards the light.”
May you always remember that you are making a difference by just being you and by sharing your light with the rest of us.
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