17 November 2007
Friday, I am grateful...
...for realizing how precious life is. For appreciating all the good people in our lives that make a difference, no matter if they are close to us or passing acquaintances. For learning from the strength of others. For memories of good times and bad.
I went on Facebook today and discovered that one of my friends passed away. I was not close friends with Leah but I knew her from back home; we had mutual friends, we would talk whenever we ran into one another, and we talked online here and there. She had been battling a brain tumour for quite some time.
What struck me about Leah was that she had amazing strength and courage. She had the most positive attitude. Whenever I did see her, when I lived back home, she always had the brightest smile on her face. We can learn a lot from her strength and attitude. I have a hard time believing this - I've never lost a friend before - that we have all these days with people within a circle of friends and the next day, they are gone. I feel just a little bit more older today.
Tags: Cancer, Death, Friends, Grateful, Gratitude, Photoblog