“I want to feast on life, not fear.”
Her words are silver threads that spin a tapestry of courage in the face of adversity. She wears it like a badge of honour, shielding her from her memories. The earthquake shook more than her nerves and wreaked havoc on more than her mind. Still, she chooses to see white, not black. She chooses to live, not die. She chooses to “feast on life, not fear”. Imagine.
Imagine if – we were to take this advice and feast on life, not fear? How would we change?
Imagine if the news reported about life and living, not fear and dying?
Refocus. Get up, rise up.
Innovate and believe.
Imagine if the law rewarded good, instead of punishing bad?
Imagine if a friend spoke about the light rather than the dark?
Attitude is all.
Focus on the good.
Imagine the blessings that have come from having cancer, rather than the short-comings?
Imagine seeing that which survives earthquakes, rather than what didn’t?
A shift in perspective can make a world of difference.
It may not be the path we choose, but it seems there are benefits from being on the path we are given.
Imagine the wonders of seeing old age, rather than the limitations of the body?
Imagine living life as it comes, rather than regretting what life did not bring?
Wisdom can only come with experience
Life is a gift that must not be taken for granted and time cannot be wasted
Imagine seeing chemo as what it can bring, rather than what damage it has done?
Imagine thinking dependence on others as a strength, not a weakness?
The best lessons are learned when we try and fail
As long as we persist
Imagine if in the grey, there were strands of pure silver?
Let me feast on life, not fear.
Let me feast on living, not dying.
Let me see the silver lining, not the cloud.