Passing On

May 8, 2009

This post isn’t about Nutrition. It’s not about addiction. It’s about the passing of a dear friend.

I tried to focus my thoughts on writing about something pertaining to the blog and then I realized I didn’t have to. It was okay to just post about what I was experiencing. On May 6th, my friend Gina passed on, after her bout with breast cancer. I hadn’t seen her in years and was unaware of her condition, but from what I hear from her friends and family, she continued to live her life in the best spirit she could.

When you think about it that’s all any of can do. Regardless of what health concern, gets thrown our way, we can always choose to be strong in our spirit and do our best. We all have conditions, we all have weaknesses, and we all have will. This week it has taken much of my will to stay focused and be strong. For myself, for my mourning friends, for my own dad who had surgery in the hospital this week. It is the best I can do.

The best I can do to string along some sentences to remain committed to this blog that I love to share. Will today’s entry give any enlightenment to how the body and mind works in regards to nutrition. No. But hopefully it will remind us that there is always something bigger than us going on. And that when we feel small, or we feel sad or helpless, that it will push us along and give us enough motion to once again incite will.

I have. I conjurred up some will. To honor my friend. To honor her passing. To honor myself. And to once again be assured that my work matters.


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