Today is a very special day for me and my family. 12 years ago today I got a second chance at life. I get very emotional when I talk about it so I will just be brief as I don’t usually share personal stuff on my blog.
For most of my late teens and early twenties I was very ill. I won’t go into too many details but needless to say a very difficult time in my life. Its not easy to hear at age 24 that you need a liver transplant because simply put those are not the words a young person wants to hear. However my liver failed and I didn’t have another choice, if I wanted to live I mean.
Well after waiting 2 years, I got a second chance at life on AUGUST 12, 2000.
I’m very grateful to G-d, to my family, friends, doctors and to my donor’s family whom I’ve never met but they deserve many thanks because while probably going through a very difficult time in their lives, they helped save many other lives including mine. This act of selfless kindness is something I will be in their debt forever. I guess I’ll never know if I’ve repaid that debt but the Universe has this way of spiritually re-balancing itself.
Getting this type of perspective at a very young age, although rough and painful, gave me a wake-up call to appreciate life every single day. To appreciate what I have and how precious it is. Most of us don’t discover this lesson until much later in life but I guess I needed some rude awakening early on!!
If I have to send a message to all of you is to simply say PLEASE BE AN ORGAN DONOR, sign your card and donate because you never know!! As my mother would say: “Imagine if it was your child”
Actually I do have one more message and this is dedicated to anyone out there who is going through a difficult time in their lives or anyone who is helping someone else through a rough patch. We all go through pain in our lives at one point or another and no pain is less significant than other. What might be painful to one person might not be to someone else. So I ask you to be more kind, sympathetic even if you can’t empathize with someone in pain be there for them. I’ve always tried to help people in need even if sometimes I’ve gotten hurt back. But just know unconditional love never goes unnoticed.
I know this much is true because as I was writing this post I got up to get something and when I bent down I cut myself very badly and my skin feels very raw. I felt at that moment as if its a message from G-d telling me to never take anything for granted. Needless to say I still feel the raw pain in my skin to remind me that what I say is true.
with that sappy stuff out of my system I have some great news:
Because this is such an important day for me I wanted to have a giveaway to
This giveaway will be a little different. I want to spread the love between many people around the world and I have 6 smaller prizes. However good things come in small packages…..
In order to participate you have to:
1. BE A FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG
2. LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE (On Left sidebar)
3. LINK YOUR NAME AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.
4. IF YOU POST MY GIVEAWAY ON YOUR BLOG PLEASE POST YOUR NAME AGAIN
(THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN INTERNATIONALLY)
HOW WILL YOU WIN:
Every 25 new followers I will draw a prize: Please check my blog for the winners. The first Prize will be drawn when I reach 375 and then the last one at 500!! There is no time limit. I will continue to give prizes until they are gone.
However I do hope that if you follow me, you will continue to check my work here on my blog!!
here are the prizes up for grabs:
All the prizes contain templates either from Crafter’s Workshop, Balzar or Dyllusions
Each giveaway has some extra goodies there as well.
I guess I wasn’t that brief after all!! I hope you enjoyed my post!!
thank you so much for visiting me it truly makes me happy!!