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Thread: Final words from my friend with brain cancer...

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    This life we have is such a gift. Those who are dying, like this woman, realize it, and it is a gift from them that they shine a light on that truth. Hopefully, we all will appreciate being alive today after reading this.

    I could go off on a rant about one of my friends who is focused on life after life right now because she can't believe that "this is IT" , and I am annoyed that she cannot appreciate the incredible gift that we've got. But see, then I am focusing on absolutely THE WRONG THING rather than the gift that is my life, so--calm down, Iris!

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    Wonderful posting, redfox. Sad but inspiring.

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    Thank you so much for posting this. You will never know how much it means to me - especially now, this time of year. The last exchange of words, the last interactions between people before one leaves this life can remain so strongly and forever with the one left behind. To have such thoughts and words that you have shared is a treasured gift!
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    Thank you, red fox.

    It's a really beautiful piece: lots of grace.

    I wish you all the best in this transitional time among your friends.

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    Amazing post. Really makes me wonder about how so many people go through their lives stresssed out about things that really are not all that important at all.....

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    so touching this post brought me to tears. What an amazing friend you have and I will try to rejoice in this life even more than I do. Nothing but love really does matter

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    That truly shows amazing grace. Thank you redfox.

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    This took my breath away. Thank you for sharing.

    Redfox, your friend was right. My friend Chris, who died suddenly from cancer last year, said the very same thing during his last few moments on earth: Love is all there is.


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    It reads to me as a prayer. A powerful and beautiful prayer.

    Thank you for posting it.

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    Oh goodness...I might start crying...I wish you and your friend peace. And hugs.

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