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[OT] Being Thankful

I know this is off topic and not really in character for me to begin with but here goes. I have recently been going thru a stressful period in my life with the week of PASS probably being the most stressful of my life that I can recall. For one I have recently experienced 3 deaths in my family including my mother. And my wife who was just getting over a bout with cancer that required some pretty extensive reconstructive surgery was diagnosed with another spot the week before PASS. We will know Friday how extensive it is when they operate. On top of that I have just had a series of very stressful events that all seemed to hit at once and for a while it broke me down. Now the intent of sharing this with you is NOT to invoke feelings of sorrow or to elicit  your well wishes. Don’t get me wrong I truly appreciate what I know the community would have to offer and I have already had many friends do just that for which I am very thankful. You see that is the real point of this post. As bad as I felt for a while there are many many more people out there who have it much worse than I do and I need to remember that. It sort of hit me this morning at the gym when I had a great workout.  I was able to up my weights across the board and did 4.5 miles of cardio and I still felt great when I was done. At 49 ears of age I think I can honestly say I am in better shape physically than a good portion of the population (at least here in the states) at half my age or younger even with my pinched nerve. So that got me thinking of the bigger picture and that lead to this post. No matter what you are going thru there is probably someone else going thru worse times and we need to stop and realize there are always things to be thankful for. One of the them for me is the SQL community that I have been part of for so many years now. There are a lot of good people out there of which I am proud to call my friends. Thanks everyone and remember to look up and past the bad times when they come around and enjoy life.

Andy

Published Saturday, November 27, 2010 11:11 AM by Andrew Kelly
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Alfredo "Fred" Giotti said:

Hello Andrew,

I am really sorry to hear this news. If I could only help you out. If at least here is a little prayer.

Our Father in Heaven,

My friend, Andrew, is going through some very bad times which will require your power of healing and hope. And so, I bow before your infinite wisdom as I ask with all my heart that Andrew be helped. I trust You to give him peace, to let him live with hope, to relieve any pain, and to let him know Your presence. For Andrew,and his famiuly, is deserving of a future in Your blessing and goodwill.

Amen

November 27, 2010 11:01 AM
 

Rob Farley said:

Keep hanging in there. You're right that the community is right behind you. You might be 4.3 miles in front with the cardio, but you most definitely have our support.

November 27, 2010 9:01 PM
 

Samantha.theater said:

Hi there!

Sorry for all the events you had to experience. But you know, when someone is the most fragile is the most strong. Because in these kind of periods you will experience motivation you didn't even know it exists. And you are an evidence for that. Although you had all the reasons to hate the life, you have discovered reasons for what you can be thankful!

Hope you wife will be better soon!

Best wishes!

November 28, 2010 4:48 AM
 

Steve Jones said:

Thoughts and prayers, and glad to hear you are still doing well personally. Hopefully your wife comes through this healthier.

November 29, 2010 11:32 AM
 

unclebiguns said:

Hang in there.  Know that the community is behind you and praying for you.

You are definitely in better shape than I am and I am younger.

November 30, 2010 11:17 AM
 

QUEEN said:

MY DEAR FRIEND AS THE SAYING GOES LIFE IS CUREL TAKE EVERY THING THAT COMES UR WAY EASY BECAUSE I KNOW 4 ONE THING THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL OF EVERY THING THAT HAPPNES INN LIFE .GOD BLESS U .

December 25, 2010 7:06 PM

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