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Brave You Are

Brave

You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.

Ernest Hemingway

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Five am cold, dark, and rainy outside. Thursday is the three-week chemo treatment day, and we prepare for the drive to the hospital. Two sleepyheads are fumbling around in the room, a queue for the loo, trouble for those that linger. Make the bed, lay out clothes, queue for a shower—a bowl of cereal for breakfast, dress and ready to roll. Week eighteen, last of the chemo’s, it’s been a rough ride.

Next is the blocker treatment, probably for life. How will the after-treatment effects of this be?

You suffered like no human should be asked to suffer, left wondering if it was all worth the pain, loss of taste, hair shaved off, ulcerated mouth, to name a few.

I recall that day at the hospital, some months ago when you were told by the medical professional that you had second-stage cancer in your breast, lymph glands (and later lungs too.) A mastectomy was almost inevitable. Even with her reassuring words, full recovery was possible with modern and progressive technology; did you, just for a second, wonder how long you had left on this earth?

But you responded with a strong voice, brave and determined, even though inside you were suffering. It was me who was shattered to a place of tears – my only relief.

Blocker treatment, three done, with each three weeks more to come, no end in sight. Complications set in from the womb; is it spreading? No, we state with strong affirmation! Yet you take it in your stride; medical professionals are amazed at your resilience. How you still have such a fantastic sense of humor, laughing often.

Even after all the treatment, you are as brave as ever, but I know you suffer silently; forgive me for the times I forget this…

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I Fly Solo-Wisdom Snippets From Peter.

First Solo

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On this earth I will live life to the full, yet will I take my wings and fly high as well. As a result, the higher, I fly the more I can see. Above all, seeing is the fruit of believing.

I see miracles daily, They are all around me in the most eye-opening forms. As a consequence, the moment I gained awareness, my eyes were opened to many miracles in my life.

I can never say that I know someone or something for certain, not even myself.

My dreams are important to my onward journey. Above all, I need to keep them before my eyes; I need to sharpen my focus. As I focus, I generate energy into my dreams and cause them to materialize. The fact is that focusing requires a certain skill and I work on this skill daily. The benefits are encouraging.

I was recently given an assignment; to study Ogden Nash and then using his style, write a few poems of my own. This was a first for me and as a result, I wrote rather a long piece (which I never presented for the assignment) just to share with you, a special event in my life:

My First Solo.

Once I was earthbound and rather sad.

I was not happy with this, it made me quite mad.

One day I saw an airplane alighting into the sky.

She seemed like a feather as she climbed up high

I said to me, this is where you should be

In that plane, flying, that will be me.

I found an instructor, who beckoned me to follow

Delighted, in his steps I was aglow.

High into the sky, we alighted

And I became exceedingly frighted.

No matter said he, take the controls and see

That before long a pilot you shall be.

One day he climbed out of the plane

Telling me to fly, I said you’re insane

I was terrified you see

To fly all by myself, just me!

The plane wanted to fly

Being much afraid I could not see why

She leaped off the runway

As I felt my tummy heading toward my lower-way

My fears were then allayed

As my instructions I obeyed

And soon I was sailing in the still blue

The plane was happy too.

I was yelling, I can fly, I can fly

As free as a bird through the sky

Then a voice told me it was time to land

To herald my arrival I expected a band

As her wheels kissed the tarmac

I said, now you are a pilot; pat on the back.

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Fate-Wisdom Snippets From Peter.

Fate

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What fate awaits us all, when this life is done? Above all, we are certain to die, sooner or later. By the way, this is an indisputable fact;  and still, none return to tell us about their fate. I wonder why?

My life is like a beautiful, never-ending dream; And it is such a joy, I never want to wake.

The need for daily moment-to-moment faith is a non-negotiable learning curve.

I wonder if this life of mine is a training course for a very much more advanced way of living?

If I look out on my surroundings, earth, the universe, I accept my mind has to enlarge to accommodate these.

I get the feeling that our Creator keeps a journal on every persons’ life. Not so-called rights and wrongs, but their joys, sorrows, successes, heartaches. Surely it is only this information that our Creator keeps in this journal?

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Self Improving-Wisdom Snippets From Peter

self-Improve

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 It is remarkable how the pursuit of self-improving myself has affected those around me. In addition, it has significantly altered my circumstances for the better.

I am searching for my uniqueness. The reason for this is because I accept, all I can offer those around me is the gift of my uniqueness.

I have, for some reason, never been a follower. From childhood, I was always a leader. Walking upstream is the way of leaders. Others follow the flow; it’s easier.

I am convinced that there is no obstacle in my life that will not be overcome by perseverance. Consider the earth, once a molten mass of lava. Over millions of years, the sea has progressively reduced many of the rocks to sand.

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Weekly Words of Wisdom – Weather.

Weather

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What’s it like out there today?

The country in which I live, most people I greet, respond by commenting on the weather. “It’s a good day today”, or “Bad weather we having today.” or “We are having too much rain.” to mention a few. I then realized it is futile to engage these comments for certain reasons.

The Universe is Self-Controlled

Firstly the Universe, to the best of my understanding, is a self-controlled system (no one is flicking switches or pushing buttons.) It does what is required to sustain life on Earth at the precise moment and location necessary. (I can’t speak for what happens elsewhere in the Universe, as I have no idea.) This will include seasons, temperatures, night and day, earthquakes, volcanoes, tornados, tsunamis, and so on.

The Universe performs what is necessary at the time it is needed

Secondly, who is to say that the “bad weather” I am experiencing today isn’t performing its duty of maintaining the balance of nature in my area and creating a ‘butterfly effect for weather elsewhere? (as it may have been performed on many occasions before there were meteorological records.) With this in mind, I’m convinced that all weather is firstly just perfect for what the world needs at this moment and secondly, it’s absolutely spot on time!

I Liken the Universe to my Body

The function of the universe could be likened to my body. The universal control, being my brain and the rest of my mind and body components being the galaxies that populate the vast stellar sky. Nothing happens without my brain. Its function is completely automatic. For this reason, I can safely go to sleep at night, knowing that my brain continues its work. It does so perfectly, performing necessary functions at precisely the correct time. Can you think of anything to compare with these two magnificent systems? Now I have an inkling of how the universal system works I love my days and whatever weather they bring. With this attitude, my life is uncomplicated and I am always happy.

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Wisdom Snippets From Peter

Love

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Seven Wisdom Snippets to Encourage you.

  • I keep doing what I love, because love is the most infectious quality I have to give.
  • It is not always the case that we gain wisdom with age, but often it is found there.
  • Short-term greed brings long-term ruination!
  • Until I can accept all my fellow humans as valuable partners in my journey through life, respecting whatever differences lie between us, there will be no peace on my earth.
  • When circumstances threaten to overwhelm me, I revise my thinking about them; this way, I am never overcome by my experiences.
  • Now and again, I trust my instincts and do the unexpected. When I do this, it brings encouraging results. If it doesn’t, that’s a pity. But I would instead have trusted and not received encouragement rather than not trust and never get anything anyway.
  • I am grateful I broke with traditionalism early in my adult life. However, I was always an upstream walker in any event. For this reason, it was not difficult for me to leave traditionalism by the wayside. I saw that traditionalism attempted to define me.
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Peter’s Quote for the Day – Fire.

Furnace

Fire of Refinement.

Strangely enough, gold is not in a pot at the end of the rainbow but is found in the furnace of life where it is being refined. You and I, the supreme creatures in the universe, are the unrefined gold. Nothing in the universe requires the furnace of refinement, except you and I. Makes you wonder about our purpose on earth, doesn’t it? I am deeply grateful to those in my life that gave me support and encouragement. Certain of these kindled in me a fire to walk a road of self-development. This is an interesting road, inasmuch as it has no final destination! In addition, it is a means of refining my character. As time has passed and I’ve accomplished both small and large achievements, my confidence has grown. I do not undertake a project with the end in sight, but rather, enjoying each step along the way. Step by step my foundation is strengthened and my confidence soaring. Hey-ho, before I know it, my project is complete. One down and a limitless amount of others to take on.

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Peter’s Quote for The Day – Your Destiny

Purpose

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Your Destiny

Someone asked me, what is the purpose of life on this Earth? My reply was, “I don’t know, and does it really matter, as long as I enjoy every moment, irrespective of my circumstances? Is it possible to enjoy every moment in my life on Earth? I would say yes. Although it depends, of course, on how I perceive all the different circumstances taking place in my life. Meaning, I must count everything in my life as a blessing. Am I able to say, “Everything in my life is happening for my benefit, and the best is yet to come?” If so, I think it is possible to enjoy everything and with it, every moment, which happens in my life. Surely, if joy is the hallmark of my lifespan, then my purpose on this Earth would have been fulfilled?

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Weekly Words of Wisdom

Earth

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What On Earth am I Doing?

I accept that my life is a very precious gift, for which I shall be eternally grateful. I am even more grateful my life has taught me so many useful lessons about living. Enjoying my living takes some of the mystery out of why I am here on this Earth. The inexplicable reason for my being on this earth has always driven me to search.

While I may have found many words written on how I must live my life on this Earth; there have been less by far of why I am on the Earth. The same source that quotes words on why I am on earth does not give me a definitive answer on going about that process.

Lilie
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Wisdom has now revealed to me that it is not life’s meaning that is so important, but rather the living of my life each day, knowing whoever has the reason for me being on Earth, is content not to define this reason in precise terms.

Yet there are many expressions like, …”do not fear… Be not anxious…the birds of the air… the lilies of the field…” and many others. Why don’t I follow the wise words and cut the stress? In which case, why raise the question of, ‘why?’

As a result, I now love living.

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Peter’s Quote of The Day

Change
  1. Whilst Covid was sadly for some, a final end to their stay on earth and to many, many others, tragedy’s of differing measures; for me, it has been a time of change, acceptance, and opportunity. A significant lesson in terms of adapting to a situation and making it work for me.
Peter James

I love each new day; the advantage of waking up and finding I’m alive, and the fact that once again, opportunity calls from outside the covers. Its so worthwhile waking and having gratitude for being alive; because one day I will wake up and find I’m dead! On that day I shan’t bother to find out what’s outside the covers – I will know.

I am an Author, Writer, and Blogger.

Whilst the titles might make me sound important, I am not. I love people and have a strong passion to encourage people and help them to love themselves.

Writing and publishing on my blogsite is simply what I do.

What do I write? Over the years I have published, short stories, Inspirational articles, poems, reviews of books, movies, restaurants and more.

Although of late I have focused more on ‘Words of Wisdom’ articles that invite people to challenge themselves as far as their self-development is concerned and these I publish weekly, under the title, “Weekly Words of Wisdom” on my blogsite: http://www.sirpeterjames.com.

Having had an excellent response to the “Weekly Words of Wisdom,” it makes sense to publish a daily, “Peter’s Quote for The Day,” in the hopes that you will, not only read it, but let the words be drawn into your very soul and finally, and most important of all – you will apply them to your life.

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