It’s all relative

Today at work I met a lovely patient. He was kind, funny and spoke of his 40 years with his wonderful wife. He is so full of joy. After he left, we developed his X-rays and found spots on his lungs. It’s the first time I’ve had this happen. The first of many I guess.

It made me think. Why spend so much time looking for things to be different when you can be happy with what you have?

It also makes me think why I am writing this post whilst smoking a cigarette? How can I stand there and look at this lovely man who next week will get some terrible, life changing news and feel so sad that this is how his life will end, only to go home and light up?

How do I even kid myself that it won’t happen to me?

I need to be the change that I want to see in the world. I need to start by stopping smoking.

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~ by abstarini on April 19, 2012.

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