Saturday, September 17, 2005
Tony Snow's Wisdom
I came across Tony Snow's latest piece via Michelle Malkin. I've always enjoyed listening to Tony. He's a great TV and Radio host - and generally adds some humor to his work which is just short of irreverent.
Also, he went through remodeling hell much like what I'm experiencing with Cordeiro Manor.
That said, I was unaware that he recently underwent treatment for cancer. He explains as much in his piece and I found his outlook rather refreshing. He quoted a friend who, having survived cancer in many forms, related this piece of wisdom:
When I was sick, my husband and I would sit in a group with other women who had the same thing. We sat in a circle, the same people each week.What does this tell me? Attitude is really everything. How we deal with adversity is at least as important as how we deal with prosperity.
Some looked strong and vigorous; others were pale and weak. But none of that mattered. We discovered that we could figure out who was going to live and who would die just by looking into their eyes. The ones who were afraid didn't make it. The ones who were pessimistic didn't make it. The women who made it were the ones who wanted to live, and were ready to fight. Some of the big, strong women weren't ready to fight.
One more thought from Tony:
Fear is a waste of time. The worst that can happen is that we'll die -- which happens to everybody, anyway. Until the Grim Reaper comes knocking, we're alive.Amen, Tony.
Here endeth the lesson.