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Giving thanks


By Sheryl Jedlinski

It is easy to be thankful when the important things in life are going our way. It is far more difficult to count our blessings when faced with serious health challenges. Often it takes the misery of others to help us put things in perspective. For me, this moment came when news of the terror attacks in France broke. Hundreds of ‘healthy’ people – most of them far younger than me — were robbed of their futures with no warning, and no chance to say their good-byes. Meanwhile I am still here, despite having been diagnosed with an incurable, fast spreading cancer. Let this be a reminder that no one is guaranteed tomorrow, no matter how healthy they may be today.

And so, this Thanksgiving, I am grateful that I am still here to celebrate this holiday with family and friends, keeping alive the memories of those who are no longer with us, and sharing dreams for the new life we are expecting to expand our circle in the coming year.

Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.

One comment on “Giving thanks

  1. Marsha, Mike and Pat
    November 26, 2015

    Happiest of Thanksgivings to you, Sheryl and your family. Your words are such an inspiration especially to those of us who take our everyday life for granted.
    Sending you hugs from all of us!!

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