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Christmas 2011: Image of the Year and Thought for the Day
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
My Image of the Year is the one below, taken from the film Third Star. When I first saw this, it quite literally took my breath away and my heart stopped dead.

Photographer: Jamie Stoker
Photo credit: http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/third-star-photos/

The reason I have decided to post this image, on this day of all days, is that I recently found out that a member of my extended family has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He only found out a couple of months ago, and I only heard the news this month, with Christmas approaching.

Prior to hearing the news, I was far too wrapped up in my own (very minor by comparison) worries and concerns. After hearing the news, I decided to start to truly value and appreciate the many good things that I have in my life - some very special people, friends and family - and to try and think more about those less fortunate than me, in a myriad of ways, and to try and help those people.

The still image above speaks a million words. It is dedicated to all those whose own lives, or those of their friends and family, have been touched by cancer ...

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I am very sorry to hear this news about your relative. The sentiments you express are admirable. Certainly we should all count our blessings, seize the day, etc, for who knows how much time any of us will be granted. :-/

"For who knows how much time any of us will be granted". Exactly.

For entirely different reasons (ie not health related) I did not know whether I would be around to see in Christmas 2011. Thanks to a few key people, I am!

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