We steel ourselves against the challenge to come. We fight it with heavy sighs and clenched jaws and a firm resolve. We are like dour-faced pilgrims, preparing for the long journey. We count the cost.
But what if we faced the upcoming climb with joy? What if we stared in the face of this next test, this next hearing, this next marathon, with a peace that no one could understand?
What if we danced before we climbed?
If we somehow managed to do that, it would look like the woman in this video, preparing for her pending double mastectomy by holding an impromptu dance party.
This kind of dancing in the face of a difficult journey is not easy. It almost always requires a strong community, a band of people willing to rise up alongside us and dance as well, even if they can’t join us on the road, even if they are only there to see us off. This is the kind of friend we all need, the kind of friend we all need to be – willing dancers, ready to celebrate even the embarkation into dark and stormy waters.
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Speaking of cancer, a good friend of mine from high school, Peter Perella, could use our help.
Peter has been diagnosed with metastatic sinus cancer. He was treated 3 times previous to this, but it has returned and spread. As you can imagine, Katie and Peter are overwhelmed with the depth and breadth of this and are working through the details of the impact of this on their family. With the recent prognosis and with the family’s blessing, we have created this personal contribution fund for the Perella family.
If you, or someone you love, has had to fight cancer, you know how taxing it can be, in every way. Please consider lightening the Perella’s financial load by donating HERE.