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Friday, June 3, 2011

Was I Going To Die Too?

In the mid 90’s there was a white board at the house where I went for support. I dreaded that board because they used to write the names of those that died the week before from AIDS. Was I going to die too?  I used to be a resident in the MFW housing program. The house had a Care Team, which I equate as a big hug.

We have come along way since then as a community. People with HIV/AIDS are living longer, however there are still people living who need support. Being a support for others enriches my life. It allows me to be present for someone else depending on what his or her needs are.

This weekend I start my training as a SHANTI volunteer. I believe I will make a difference in another person’s life. More importantly I will be grateful for what I have lived through.

"Be Thankful, Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire, if you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes they will teach you valuable lessons. Be thankful when you’re tired and weary because it means you’ve made a difference. It is easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings." (Author Unknown)
Tony Radovich
Rosehedge/Multifaith Works Board Member


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