It’s the first Friday in January. Do you know what that means?
Five Minute Friday is back!
Under Lisa Jo Baker’s direction (http://lisajobaker.com/), hundreds of bloggers rally around a themed word and, well, write for five minutes. No rules. No backtracks. Nothing profound. Not perfect. Just five minutes of writing, letting the Spirit move you.
Our return word is FIGHT.
The timer is set and it’s time to write. GO.
There are so many ways to go with this. There is the physical fight … but I’m not a particular fan of altercation, so I’m not going there.
There are our personal fights … like against addictions or other struggles. But I’m forgoing that route as well.
Instead, I’m going to focus on the fight for life. So many friends and relatives have been engaged in the fight of their life, most often against the dreaded C word. And while I have not personally been involved in such a fight, I walked the walk with my wife as she battled Stage 4 small cell breast cancer. And I saw first hand the courage and faith she exhibited in her fight.
She reminded me every day is precious. Sure, there were down days, but more often she faced each new day … each new challenge … each new setback with a gritty determination. … STOP
She saw the beauty in the routine. She focused on the memories. She grew in faith and love — despite a relatively short five month fight from diagnosis to death.
I applaud Karen and all those battling this and other debilitating diseases for their courage, their tenacity, their faith and their fight.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.