Friday, April 24, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude

My friend, Ford, is battling cancer. Hard. He's had too many surgeries to count, lots of chemo and radiation, and enough complications to fill a book. And his beautiful, charming wife, Diane, battles along with him. His days are filled with more pain than I can imagine. And more peace and one would imagine. Why?
Ford and Diane have grateful hearts. No matter how grueling the day, how painful the moment, they find something to be thankful for. They have a love for God that inspires me, and that love inspires their gratitude.

Their love for each other is a beautiful thing to watch. Their love for others is something to behold. Oh, and I forgot to mention, they are my heroes.

Right now they are celebrating spring flowers and sunsets and Fiji vacation memories while Ford survives another round of chemo.

Today perhaps we can be grateful for one thing. And think of Ford and Diane.
© Carol Brown


  1. Love to them. Hope for us that we might handle similar experiences with as much grace.

  2. This post was highlighted in the April 25 edition of Gratitude Watch.Thank you for promoting the value of gratitude.


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