You may already be aware that our dear friend Amy has been diagnosed with colon cancer and Lynch Syndrome. I’ve added some links at the bottom if you’d like to edumacate yourself. She’s an awesome gal, and although these things can happen, we certainly want to show her how much support she has in these trying times. Let’s put our heads together to give her and her family emotional and physical support, but also a little cash to soften the burden large medical bills can create.
A story on overcoming adversity:
I remember watching a documentary a couple months ago about Voyager and all the pictures that were taken throughout its journey. There was one in particular that I remember most. Not for its novelty, although nothing like it had ever been seen before, but for its perspective and what it signifies to the keen heart. Just before communications were lost with the craft, and as it passed the outter reaches of our solar system, the operators directed it to turn back toward the sun to capture one last picture. The first inspection of the image isn’t outwardly interesting, in fact it’s quite dark and grainy. However, upon closer scrutiny and within a streak of soft light, the earth appears; a speck of near nothingness inside of a great dark expanse. A speck that in different context could be easily mistaken as a piece of dust on a dirty surface, (see image below). I sat inside of myself for the rest of the day thinking about that image, contemplating its greater meaning. It’s an incredibly formidable and surreal realization to be part of something so insignificant against a vastness so immeasurable. It seems impossible to quantify one’s existence and justify the importance of our struggles therein. So what’s the point of fighting for anything? Aren’t our struggles just as insignificant?
After much deliberation on my part, the answer became a resounding no. No matter how insignificant and defeated one feels while lost amongst the darkness of adversity, it’s imperative to remember that hope comes in the form of a tiny speck within a streak of light. It won’t be obvious, and while it appears small and insignificant from afar, the closer one becomes, a whole world appears.
Amy, take it day by day, and you will get closer to defeating this. There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you realize the light is within yourself. Keep your chin up. Blah, blah, mushy crap. ❤️
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