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An "Anniversary" Note

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I'll make this short:

On December 28, 2006 the surgeon took out my kidney, adrenal gland and a 7-cm malignant tumor that had connected the two.

Today, December 28, 2016, I truly celebrate my tenth anniversary of being cancer free.

Sometimes life gets pretty rough, you know.
It's not what happens to you that counts, but it is instead what you do with what comes at you that does count.

Live life, and do it now, as it is happening.
Go for being the best you can be.
Hold today in your hand and cherish it; even the bad moments have their positives... though we often have to wait to realize them. Because living well plus a little luck helps us see more anniversaries. Of all kinds. And I sure do like THIS one I had today!

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    Happy Anniversary!
    1565 days ago
    Happy 10th Anniversary. Keep on living a healthy life Sam.
    It is also our 9th Sparkvesary. emoticon
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    1567 days ago
    emoticon Congratulations AND Happy Anniversary!!
    1567 days ago
    Wow, such SPIRIT even after all you have been through!

    But you are absolutely correct: we must savor and challenge our lives. As Mary Oliver says: "What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" It's a question I pose to myself regularly.

    With the passing of so many celebrities at such early ages, I find myself greatly sobered. Carrie Fisher and I share(d) the same birth year.

    Shawshank: "Gotta get on with the business of living or you gotta get on with the business of dying"

    I'll choose the former, thank you...! It's so wonderful to hear your spirit making that choice too!


    1567 days ago
  • MAALEX10
    Happy Anniversary! Great way of thinking!
    1567 days ago
    Happy anniversary and more to come
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