Saturday, 26 July 2008 11:08 PM
I read Lia's post tonight and was overwhelmed with emotion for her and her family. I cried uncontrollably until the tears were streaming (not rolling) down my face as I know all too well it could have been my mum or dad for that matter. I guess I thought I was coping okay with a sick family member and the thought of it all just really made me face up to what may or may not be for my family. I don't usually post my personal thoughts here, I am a very private person and hold things close to my chest. I guess I have been burned in the past by those closest to me and it has left a huge hole in my heart that is slowly mending. I guess me writing here is a testiment to all the kindness and support I personally have recieved in the community. I just wanted you all to know that you have touched my heart and soul in more ways than you know and the mere fact that I am expressing myself here is probably a step forward. All of us have our struggles, but those of us who are strong enough to admit them are the real winners. Those of us who choose to compete (in any sporting discipline) usually have a deeper yearning to prove to ourselves (and sometimes others) that we are "worth" something more. What is competition really...? The desire to better one's self ?? The desire to be better than another?? surely we should all ask ourselves, why do we compete, shouldn't we love ourselves enough the way we are? Food for thought.
3 comments so far...
By Doris Westwood on
Monday, 28 July 2008 2:08 PM
Re: Lia's Dad...
What a beautiful post.
Yes I too cried after reading Lia's post, life just seem to be cutting her some slack! Along with Lia and Rae, these ladies are immense inspiration for us, for their courage and their strength.
There is a Zig Zagler quote that I always think of when I read these girls blogs and talk to amazing people such as yourself. I don't remember how it quite goes but it covers something like this 'If you want to have the right mental attitude, you need to go where the right attititude exits. Surround yourself with people with the right mental attitude.'
So in short what I am saying that people like yourself, Lia and Rae are exceptional people who always show the right mental attitude, even though your world maybe falling apart.
By lindy on
Monday, 28 July 2008 7:32 PM
Re: Lia's Dad...
Hey Dori, so great to see you again and know that you'll be on your way to achieving your goal now that you've got your "battle" plan. I'm really keen to see how your travelling, so drop me a line to let me know. we can also set up a thread for you in the forum, (private) if it makes you feel more comfortable.
By raecattach on
Thursday, 31 July 2008 1:47 PM
Re: Lia's Dad...
Great!! There I go ruining my makeup again... LOL!! I too bawled when I found out about Lia's Dad... life just isn't fair sometimes, but good things can come out of the most devastating and tragic of circumstances. I know this after losing my Dad to cancer at 18. I survived it and learnt some very valuable lessons... the most important one being that life can be way too short. My heart is breaking for both Lia and my Mum, but the most amazing testament we can give to the memory of those we have either lost or are losing is to go out and grab life by the scruff of the neck and live well in honour of them xxx