011 – The Brave

You taught me to be in love each day.

But I haven’t been doing that. Not really. I’ve been getting caught up in the small picture. The smallest picture.

I worry about assignments and grades and what people think of me and what I’m going to be when I grow up.

And that stuff is important. But it’s not worth my happiness.

I repeat, it’s not worth my happiness.

Because there is only now, our past and future are just reflections and projections of what was and what is to be.

So if there is only now, it makes sense to love the now. To be at peace, with the now.

On January 15th 2014, you died. You were 22. You had cancer.

Today, there was another you. Another brave. She is among your army.

And though I stumble, I will try to love the now. Because the best life we live, is just a lot of great nows.

Stacey Taylor, you are The Brave.

On March 18, 2018, Stacey shaved her hair to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation. You can still donate here: https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=687607

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