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Thread: Good gifts wrapped in a lousy package

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    A good friend of my DH has been diagnosed with this terrible disease.This is how he wants to live the rest of his life, with new insights. We were very touched..


    2-10-11

    Good gifts wrapped in a lousy package-- multiple myeloma


    Hear from old friends
    Find new dimensions of faith
    Receive lots of love and appreciation
    Recalibrate life priorities
    Experience new levels of serenity
    Gain new insights into life
    Strengthen family ties
    See friendships deepen
    Make ordinary stuff extraordinary
    Learn more about patience, humility, peace, serenity, acceptance.

    Audit "hematology/oncology"101 and expand your vocabulary
    Join a new tribe--understand some new group norms and culture

    Learn how to squeeze the juice out of every moment
    Find out what you are made of

    Let go of the "why's" and focus on the "lessons to be learned"

    Look for new insights, attitudes, outlooks, and experiences


    Remember that gratitude and service are antidotes to selfishness, selfpity, and despair

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    I am so sorry for your DH's friends diagnosis. I think we would all do well to adopt his insights. I wish him well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyp
    I am so sorry for your DH's friends diagnosis. I think we would all do well to adopt his insights. I wish him well.
    What she said, so well.

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    wow what a great way to look at life

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    Ditter, this touches my heart. My brother's girlfriend has had this for 3 years and I marvel at her insistence at enjoying her life and giving so much happiness to everyone she knows. I love her so much!

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    so true..got to see this up close and personal..

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    When I was a Hospice nurse, one of my treasured patients had multiple myeloma. He lived longer than was expected so I had quite a while to get to know him. He was in his late 30's. Precious person with a horrible disease.

    Your friend's list is wonderful. We should all take that to heart and try it.

    May God Bless him. I am glad he has friends to be there for him during this difficult time. God Bless you and your husband also! Hugs, Sandy

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    Wow. Talk about an inspiration. God BLess him and his family.

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    my brother in law passed away from this disease he lived his life to the fullest every moment he could good luck to your friend and God Bless all who have this horrible disease

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    We should all live this way. God bless him and bring him comfort. Prayers are being sent.

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