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Blogger of the Week: Cancer Killing Recipe

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Cancer Killing Recipe

An inspirational blog of a gracious lady, survivor of a cancer, and loving every minute of her life, every minute of it. In fact, she celebrated her 65th birthday with glee, graciousness and full of gratitude… and she’s looking forward to celebrate her 70th (and beyond)… and the topmost of her concern is doing something good and meaningful everyday, 1825 good deeds to do… and do blogging…. Here’s an excerpt from her blog “my apology.” 🙂 🙂 funny and heart-warming!

“Blogging is great. I have so much more to say. I just wish I can do it a little faster. I’m going to learn. Blogging is the best thing what happened to me. But if I will never get sick, I will never became a Blogger, because I will have nothing to blog about. This is the way I see it.

And as long as I can inspire someone, somewhere, and as long as You are going to “click” and “like”, I’m going to keep Blogging. And Blogging keeps me so busy, that to tell You the truth, I don’t have the time to die of cancer. You see, I have nothing against dying. We all have to die some day….. It is just that I don’t want to die of cancer. And I won’t!

Because no matter what happens to me in the future, this how people in Town will talk about me in the local Diner drinking their morning coffee:

Big John: “You remember the old Lady, Limo Driver with cancer, she died yesterday”.
Old Frank: “She died of cancer?”
Big John: “No. She survived cancer. But She was talking about Blogging”.
Old Frank: “What is Blogging?”
Big John: “I don’t know. But I think this what she died of.”


(I can’t find a photo in her blog, so I took a liberty to insert this photo of another birthday girl, Aliya)

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My Last Day… (as if)

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I will live this day as if it is my last.

And what shall I do with this last precious day which remains in my keeping?
First, I will seal up its container of life so that not one drop spills itself upon the sand.
I will waste not a moment mourning yesterday’s misfortunes,
yesterday’s defeats, yesterday’s aches of the heart,
for why should I throw good after bad?

Can sand flow upward in the hour glass?
Will the sun rise where it sets and set where it rises?
Can I take back the evil that was spoken, the blows that were struck,
the pain that was caused?
No. Yesterday is buried forever and I will think of it no more.

I will live this day as if it is my last.

And what then shall I do?
Forgetting yesterday, neither will I think of tomorrow.
Why should I throw now after maybe?
Can I perform tomorrow’s deeds while standing in today’s path?
Can I place tomorrow’s gold in today’s purse?
Should I torment myself with problems that may never come to pass?
No! Tomorrow lies buried with yesterday, and I will think of it no more.

I will live this day as if it is my last.

This day is all I have and these hours and now my eternity.
I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day
I am indeed a fortunate man and today’s hours are but a bonus, undeserved.
Why have I been allowed to live this extra day when others,
far better than I, have departed?

Is it that they have accomplished their purpose while mine is yet to be achieved?
Is this another opportunity for me to become the man I know I can be?
Is there a purpose in nature?
Is this my day to excel?

I will live this day as if it is my last.

I have but one life and life is naught but a measurement of time.
When I waste one I destroy the other.
If I waste today I destroy the last page of my life.
Therefore, each hour of this day will I cherish for it can never return.
What dying man can purchase another breath though he willingly give all his gold?
What price dare I place on the hour ahead?
I will make them priceless!

I will live this day as if it is my last.

The duties of today I shall fulfill today.
Today I shall fondle my children while they are young;
tomorrow they will be gone, and so will I.
Today I shall embrace my woman with sweet kisses;
tomorrow she will be gone and so will I.
Today I shall lift up a friend in need; tomorrow he will no longer cry for help,
nor will I hear his cries.
Today I shall give myself in sacrifice and work;
tomorrow I will have nothing to give, and there will be none to receive.

I will live this day as if it is my last.

I will avoid with fury the killers of time.
Procrastination I will destroy with action; doubt I will bury under faith;
fear I will dismember with confidence.
Where there are idle mouths, I will listen not;
where there are idle hands, I will linger not;
where there are idle bodies, I will visit not.
I am a man of love and today is my last chance to prove
my love and my greatness.

I will live this day as if it is my last.

And if it is my last, it will be my greatest monument.
This day I will make the best day of my life.
This day I will drink every minute to its full.
I will savor its taste and give thanks.
I will maketh every hour count and each minute
I will trade only for something of value.
Each minute of today will be more fruitful than hours of yesterday.
My last must be my best.

I will live this day as if it is my last.
And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.

From Scroll  from the book “The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino

Thank you for this day! … (Today, I start my “Today” series)

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God, I thank you for this day.
I know I have not accomplished as yet all you expect of me,
and if that is your reason for bathing me in the fresh dew of another dawn,
I am most grateful.
I am prepared, at last, to make you proud of me.

Tsamba Pic: Sunrise! Club Paradise, Coron Palawan

Today I will start my “Today” blog-series, featuring bits from Og Mandino’s “Seeds of Success” from the book “Mission:Success”
this is my sort of scroll of prayers (with 20 resolutions and lots of appreciation for Today’s gift from God), this I recite almost every morning, and almost know by heart, this prayer guides me through my day (and life)!…
I want now to share this with you!

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