Our local PBS station recently aired a documentary produced by Hospice. They interviewed three people with terminal disease and a husband and son of women who succumbed to cancer. I expected a morbid, maudlin production. Instead we were shown grace and humor, encouragement and fresh perspective for living. The following quotes are obvious but often forgotten in our push for tomorrow.
“The reality is that we don’t get out of this alive.”
“We are all dying, we just don’t know the time.”
“Don’t spend all your time resisting it.”
“I’m a survivor. I don’t know how long I’ll survive, but today I am a survivor. So I’m free to do whatever I want today.”
So, Today is the day I’ve been given. My goal is to broadcast as much joy as possible while I accomplish the work I’ve been given.