Thursday, January 11, 2007

Can't vs. Shouldn't: Setting and Meeting Goals

I was never told that I couldn't do something. Despite being told by doctors that I might not live to see my 10th birthday, my parents never discouraged me from doing things based solely on what "might" happen because of cystic fibrosis. At the same time, they encouraged and guided me in the process of learning to make good decisions. In doing so, they taught me that although cystic fibrosis has a decidedly prominent place in my life, it does not define who I am.

Read the rest of my thoughts on the matter here.

Lauren, this is such a good post. You have such wisdom. I am so glad I found your blog through the forum. I also subscribed to your Pools of Grace blog, a real blessing to read.

Keep up your wonderful work.
O.K.... First, I must say that I attempted to post an absolutely stunning comment to your blog. I have you saved to "my favorites", so I just get to your blog that way... I typed a real masterpiece. I even used the word "minutae". Then, I attempted to log in, but I had to log in under the new beta... It took me to a new page and VOILA, my post was gone! Thus, here I sit, aggravated with blogger. Maybe I will make a whole blog about losing comments by switching over to the Google blogger. Anyway, I have completely digressed.

What I wanted to tell you, my friend, is that I love your comments about living a "meaningful life". Your post so beautifully addressed the struggle of "living" life with CF in a way to be of optimal service to God. Perhaps cystic fibrosis is a mixed blessing for those who have it, and those who love those who have it. We know, in a way that others can't, that life and the choices it offers are more important on a deeper, spiritual level. Thanks for helping the rest of us on our quest for meaning.

Love and Light,
P.S. I promise the first comment I wrote was really brilliant. This one was just so-so. Sorry! You deserve the best! ;-)
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