Wednesday, January 21, 2015

stuart scott

"you beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live."
(stuart scott)
if you would have asked me before january who stuart scott was, i don't think that i would have known just by hearing his name. but if you would have showed me a picture of him i would have known immediately who he was. i would see him regularly on our tv talking about sports.
on a january morning, i saw a post that had the above quote and a message for stuart scott to rest in peace. obviously the quote struck a chord with me, and i wanted to know more about the man who had said it.
as soon as i typed in his name, i saw his picture and i immediately recognized him and was sad to realize that i would no longer see and hear him on a regular basis.
one of the other main things that immediately popped up along with the quote above were links to the speech he gave where he said those exact words. i typically would not listen to a speech that i knew was about cancer because it is just too hard. but on this morning i decided that i wanted to, i wanted to hear his story in his own words. i could also tell from his words that he was a fighter, and you know that i love fighters.
so i watched the video, i cried some tears, and said my thanks for all of the times that i got to see him on the tv and hear his voice. i also sent out love to his daughters and family, clearly they were his world. i can relate to that.
i think that he was right on -- you beat cancer each day by getting up, putting one foot in front of the other, and loving life and those that you are lucky to have as family and the friends that you choose to make your family.
listening to his speech will take 6 minutes and 56 seconds of your time. it will be time well spent. i think that it is one of the best (if not the best) speeches i have ever heard. it will give you a glimpse into the life of a cancer fighter and what makes them keep going. and if you are like me, you will need a kleenex.
you can watch his speech here.
you can remember his words always.
you know that i will.
the how, the why, and the manner are what keep me going every single day.
thank you stuart for sharing your words, may you rest well.

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