I recently participated in a fund raiser for an organization that provides respite care for women going through cancer treatment. People from all walks of life attended for many reasons. I met women who are currently undergoing cancer treatment and others who were survivors. There were also family and friend groups walking in memory of someone they had lost.
On the way home I stopped at the food store to pick up a few things. While in the check out line I saw a woman I knew but hadn’t seen in a while. She started to complain about how “old” she looked (she’s 60). The woman behind her (about the same age) also started to complain about how “awful” it is to get old. I was reminded of a poster I recently saw that said, “Someone is praying for the things you take for granted.” I looked at them both and said, “I just got back from an event for women with cancer. Some didn’t make it. Just be grateful that you’re here to enjoy this beautiful day and celebrate your life…even the wrinkles.”
It’s all a matter of perspective.
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