Friday, August 23, 2013

Tomorrow May Not Come

I have a true story to share about a dying patient. She is only 15 years old who has been diagnosed with a Stage 4 cancer. This girl's plight and willpower to live on, has inspired me to write this blog post. I was so moved and really touched to see her determination.

The NGO's admin called my wife who has been a long time volunteer and informed her about this young patient who is unable to attend school anymore. Her condition has deteriorated and walking unaided is almost impossible. She missed her school and all her friends so badly each day that prompted her mother to seek help from any teachers who could give their time and coach her darling daughter with home schooling. My wife is a very busy person now compared to me but she simply could not say no. Yesterday, she went to the patient's home and her heart sank to the floor on seeing the smiling young girl who is so frail and breathing heavily with whizzing sound through the tubes hooked to a machine on the floor. Who would not cry and weep at her painful sight? 

This child's health may be very weak and sickly but her heart and mind is still strong with determination to study until she graduates from university. Her mood and spirits swung back on knowing that she could now study at the comforts of her small flat. The happiness and positive mind is always essential to help many terminally ill patients recover besides taking medication and chemotherapy treatments. I really hope that she will recover as she has so many years of bright future ahead.


 


We are always swarmed by all our daily chores and working routines until we often forgot ourselves. Sometimes we just led our lives aimlessly and meaninglessly by living each day without any directions. We become out of focus and lost our mindfulness to deal with problems and pain. When the tragedy and disasters stuck, one might be jolted up to sense and point fingers besides uttering hurtful words. These problems are often just temporary like tides in the ocean. We humans have short memory and will end up going back into square one leading a mundane life.

I myself used to complain and compared with the other wealthier and more successful friends. This unhealthy thoughts will bring no goals and results but miseries if I don't start moving legs to work towards a goal in life. Ask yourself deeply. What is the only wish that you have in this life? Just focus on that one wish everyday and you will soon arrive at your destiny someday. I have learnt to stop comparing with others as there will be no ending to it and it is happier to be contented with what we have.

Our fate is always in our own hands. We created our own fate and only we alone can change our own fate for the better or for the worse.

I must learn to be contented with my life always. We should live happily and add excitement to spice up our lives and our loved ones too.

HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU & SMALL KUCING!


72 comments:

  1. Everytime I see those people travel to so many places, I am envy how they can do so. Just like you too, I complaint and compared myself with them too. But then when think back, I should be grateful for what I have today. Life is fragile. We won't know what will happened tomorrow. So right now, I try to spend most of my quality time with my family, boyfriend and friends.

    Happy Weekend to you, Twilight Man!

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    1. We learn from everyone's way of life and hope that we will be happier and healthier each year. Happy Weekend Diana.

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  2. Cherish life.

    It is can never be replaced.

    Cherish health.

    It is precious.

    Live happy. :-)

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    1. Mak Glam is the ambassador to a happy and healthy living through running!!

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  3. I admire the girl. She is tough.

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  4. God be with her through all her trials and tribulations - may He see her through.

    P.S.
    I just tumpang-ed in SK's blog to say thank you to you...and then, I noticed you've got a new post...so I say thank you to you here lah. Thank you very much.

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes.

      Hope to send you more postcards soon!

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  5. Pity this 15yo gal. She may be weak in breathing and painful. But she is still think positively to study until she graduates from Uni. Tough Girl.

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    1. TM, can you send me your mailing address to my email?
      at angeline_ong81@yahoo.com.

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    2. We all hope that she will recover and graduate someday!

      I have emailed you my address. Where is my cake topped with roses made from mango??? I want!

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    1. You enjoy life so much with non stop traveling!! Can you give her some home tuition?

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  7. Lost for words..her body is sick but not her mind

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    1. We should not be complaining when we have minor health issues. I think everyone needs to fall sick and rot in order to pass on but this girl is way too young.

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  8. awh, that's pity.. i now feel guilty about myself~ =(

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    1. Yeah please be happy with yourself and don't be so emo!!!

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  9. such an inspiring and motivating post, i LOVE this post Anay, it's so meaningful.. it feels such like a fresh breeze to read this amazing post amongst all the others merely talking about food~~ :p

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    1. Sometimes read motivational posts, sometimes read about food. Balance and check! LOL

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    2. I am glad it woke Thambee up a bit. Work hard lah dei.

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  10. she is indeed a very brave girl!! many would have been giving up their lives when they knew they have reached that stage, but this girl makes everyone salute her for her courage and strong willpower to lead a meaningful life for her own!! Thambee is surely touched..

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    1. I started to wonder how many sick people are at home now and we know nothing.

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  11. kudos to your wife too!! even though she is so busy with both her job and studies, she is sparing some of her time to get along with this little girl.. i am sure your wife is earning lots of credits and good karma for all her kind and selfless deeds.. LETCHUMY YOU ARE THE BEST 你是最好的!! :)

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    1. 这是人应该做的,没什么功德……谢谢你的赞许!

      This is what we should do as human, nothing to shout about.... Anyway, Thanks!

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    2. This Letchumy is always raising my eyebrows!

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  12. this post somehow makes me salute this little girl more than pity her.. because she has set a really good example to everyone, seriously.. we are always complaining about what we do not have, but she did not at all.. instead she is trying to achieve what she wants to achieve and may have missed due to her sickness.. we have better luck and opportunity than her, yet she leads an even more positive life than many of us..

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    1. I agree. I also saluted her willpower and courage until I forgot about her sickness.

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  13. i totally agreed with the message Anay is bringing to us with this post.. i always believe we should always be contented with and be thankful for what we have and had, as tomorrow may not come, we just do not want to end our lives with sorrow, but instead happy moments all the time.. of course to say is easier than done, but let's just keep this in mind and try our best to be a happy person, at least we try and there will be no regrets~~ :)

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    1. I hope that we humans could see the whole life in a bigger picture and set out to live a meaningful way.

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  14. What a touching post! Yes, we indeed take things very much for granted that we do not count our blessings and thank God for taking care of us each day...
    Now as I reach this age, I do not aim for wealth anymore, I am contented with what I have now, there is no limit if greed comes in... so what I want is good health... Being healthy is already wealth, as the saying goes...
    God blesses the little ones... His Kingdom belongs to children such as these...

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    1. Yeah it was a touching post and did it make you cry? I hope you did!

      I like the way you think now. The way you blog about your life and activities made me green with envy! Health is truly Wealth!

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  15. I always sympathize with those who have disease especially cancer. We all know that cancer is a tough battle to overcome but with determination, miracle can happen. Hope this girl will find comfort in pursuing her aims.

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    1. Cancer is the most scary word for anyone.

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  16. We should be contented as long as we can eat, drink and sleep well, some people can't even do those simple things as they are handicapped, or they are poor and have no money. Don't think too much as tomorrow may not come, of course it is easy to say than do, but we just try our best.

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    1. I have seen the sufferings of the handicapped and sick. They looked so helpless and in pain. So kesian.

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  17. We should count our blessings.

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    1. Yes we should. Waking up everyday is a bonus!

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  18. What a powerful post ---and one that everyone should read... None of us know what tomorrow will bring --so we do need to make the most out of the time that we have on this big-ole-earth...

    Thanks for posting this.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Your blogs often woke me up too. You taught us to live happily with photos of nature's beauty!

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  19. such a lovely and brave girl indeed, her story is
    heartfelt and inspiring i just wish she can make it through
    this illness

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  20. we must learn to appreciate thing in life coz
    what we take for granted may be a too precious for other

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    1. That is true Mecoy. Most humans lacked of wisdom and make lives miserable for others.

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  21. have a great day and happy blogging buddy
    this is such a heartwarming post indeed

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    1. Tomorrow may not come, this is indeed very true.

      That's why we have to live life to the fullest every single day, cherish every single moments!!

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    2. Happy weekend to you and happy baking! Live happy yeah!

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  23. It saddened me whenever I hear of cancer patients since both my father-in-law & bro-in-law are also suffering from it. That's one of the reasons why I choose to take things easy & be happy-go-lucky. Life's short!

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    1. Your life is so beautiful and comfortable. We all envy!

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  24. Well said! Yes, we should aim for our goals and take care of our health. Do not waste time compare with others but work to make ourselves better.

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    1. You are a wise man. You should share your thoughts always in your blogs.

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  25. Beautiful, sad, inspirational story. I wish I could force all my students to read it.

    "Our fate is always in our own hands. We created our own fate and only we alone can change our own fate for the better or for the worse." That wisdom should be tattooed on every person's forehead. Or heart. Or brain. Or all three.

    Thanks, Twilight Man! xxx

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    1. Oh yeah, please invite your students to read my post and be thankful.

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  26. I am deeply touched by this post and I admired her strenght and courage. May God bless and cure her. Amen.

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  27. Truly inspiring post! Thanks for sharing this story of this lil girl who has such a strong will power that not every one might have.

    I have been thankful every day especially for what I have now. Life with simplicity but having support and love from family and the loved ones are the greatest blessings that I can ever ask for.

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    1. I hope that you will continue to be blessed with a happy and healthier life everyday.

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  28. It's not easy for a 15 year old to accept circumstances like that. Truly a brave soul.

    The hormonal changes at that age makes it a very bad time for something like cancer to happen too...

    Yeah, gotta be thankful for the good things we have in life. Cheers!

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    1. Cancer is scar and could strike anytime. We need to eat healthily.

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  29. Always takes tragedy and loss to put things into perspective

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    1. We humans often learn through mistakes but we have short memory!

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  30. What a determined child. Yes, indeed, we have our health and often take that for granted. Each and every one of us have something to learn from this little one. God bless her, and may God make every day easier for her.

    ps: I can't help crying when reading this post. Sobs!

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  31. Anay, you might not know, I wrote a long comment for this post on the second day after you published it. Too bad, it went disappear after I pressed publish. So, I was so frust, I didn't want to type again.

    But now, I came back to this post again.

    Just to tell you, I feel sad each time I heard about news like this.

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  32. May be because I am a mother too. I know how painful the parents will be to see their own child suffered from cancer

    May be because my mother was killed by cancer too.

    UPSR is just over, the child that I told you at whatsapp skipped the exam completely, as she was very ill in the ICU now.

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  33. I like Anay as Anay also gives me lots of inspiration and valuable thoughts.

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