I want to live deliberately

My hands are sore – but I have my life;

My eyesight has diminished – but I have my life;

My Achilles tendons are tight – but I have my life.

It is by the grace of God that I am still alive and able to enjoy living.  I may not be the same person I once was – but I can learn to be someone else, someone better, someone who lives more deeply.

I want to live “deliberately”.  I want to “suck the marrow out of life”.  I think you know the rest.

The clip from Dead Poet’s Society where this Henry David Thoreau poem is reviewed by Robin Williams:   (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDNHIQhG3K4

Yes – I may not walk well, but each step is deliberate.  I may not see well, but each gaze is purposeful.  I am alive – and I want my life to be alive.

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About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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5 Responses to I want to live deliberately

  1. Gwen says:

    Amen my friend

  2. Terry smyth says:

    Double AMEN!!!

  3. Gallivanta says:

    It was good to be reminded of the rest. 🙂

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