Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thought of the day

Why be saddled with this thing called life expectancy?

Of what relevance to an individual is such a statistic?

Am I to concern myself with an allotment of days I never had and was never promised?
Must I check off each day of my life as if I am subtracting from this imaginary hoard?

No, on the contrary, I will add each day of my life to my treasure of days lived. And with each day, my treasure will grow, not diminish.

~Robert Brault

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this quote. My wife of 23 years was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma on 03/19/10. (She has been treated with radiation, chemotherapy and hopes to be eligible for a clinical trial). I feel despair every morning I wake up beside my vibrant, dynamic, motivated, beautiful wife and see a shell of her lying fatigued, listless, and confused. This quote helps me see each day in a different light. I am thankful for each day I am allowed to hold her and she returns my touch.