December 08, 2010

In Good Company

"The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered," she wrote. "We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful."

-Elizabeth Edwards

I felt so compelled and inspired to re-post this quote as I read about the passing of Elizabeth Edwards last night.  What grace.  And I just took a moment to reflect on all the recent tragedy in her life in the last couple of years; as if being a politicians wife wasn't hard enough.  She battled cancer and urged her husband to remain in the presidential race despite her illness.  Later when her husband's indiscretions were revealed and she was publicly humiliated, she stood strong, graceful as ever.  And then posted the above quote knowing she only had weeks if not days to live.  Political views aside, she is an amazing human being.  I read that she was surrounded by her children, family and friends at the time of her death.  

This short and definitely unworthy post is dedicated to her just to acknowledge that she did have a positive impact on my life, in a small, quiet  I feel that I was in very good company as a woman and as a human being while she walked this earth.


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