The Season of Miracles

Throughout the holiday period it appears everybody steps back to reflect on the year that's coming to a conclusion. This season I will not just think back to the sadness of this year but also the many blessings and wonders all about me.

Katie was diagnosed with a malignant glioblastoma in January of 2013.

A high school senior she had been awaiting Prom, Senior excursion, Graduation and College. Her lifestyle and ours was going to change forever. Katie endured radiation, surgery and bi-weekly chemotherapy. In that period she went to Disney with her older group (college nurse and mother in tow). She moved to prom as luminous and stunning as ever and she walked into graduation. Katie wanted to live as ordinary a life as you can, hence her stating"Love the Life you Live". ; Katie's travel ended this summer following an 18 month battle.
Why does it take a tragedy of a young lady's life being finished in such a dreadful way to wake everybody about her to love life?
My buddy drove home after Katie's funeral and said she found herself mad at all our neighbors not understanding the pain that our family was enduring. Her comment made me believe.I am as guilty as the next person. Can we ever really understand what's happening in someone else' life or what their pain is?
These previous months later losing Katie I've tried to open my eyes into the world and people around me. There are small wonders happening everywhere if we can only stop to detect. See the smile on the old woman's face from the checkout when you say"Good Morning" for her. Watch for the great Samaritan helping the older guy throughout the street.{How about watching a baby take his first steps. The"Make a Wish" foundation sent Katie and countless kids on incredible household trips during their battles. Little wonders putting smiles on people's faces.
In my life I help prospective franchise owners in choosing and exploring the ideal franchise to their life objectives. I expect my life experience last year has made me a much better trainer for my clientele. I hear them and attempt to actually feel what they're going through.Only then could I hope to advise them about which franchise may let them balance their life and relationship goals with their career objectives. Life is too short to spend it at an office building from your household working for somebody else who might or not care for you.
This holiday season I could miss Katie horribly but her voice"Love the Life you Live" will resonate together in all that I do and with everybody I'm blessed to spend some time with. I wish the exact same for you!