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Fight for it with everything you have.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

As some of you know, I work in a busy hospital as an MRI technologist. I take care of patients who have cancer and who are dealing with scary disease processes. Some days my job absolutely sucks because some people die way to young and I feel like I know these people after spending months taking care of them as they come back for follow up MRI scans.
So many of these people are my heroes.
Why you may wonder. well here is how I see it.
As I tell so many of these people, we are not promised tomorrow, we have the moment that is before us and none of us know what tomorrow will bring so we must make the most of what we have and the people that are sharing our lives with us. I am healthy today but none of us have a promise that tomorrow wont bring us different news.
These very brave people fight with all they have in them to be the one that defies the odds.
They fight because they want to live and they want to be there for their young children to grow up. They fight because they believe there will be a cure eventually.
So to all of us, I say fight! Fight for your health, fight to be the best that you can be.
Fight to lose the weight that is holding you back.
Fight to win the battle over food addiction.
Fight like your life depends on it, because it does.
We get one go around here on earth, so pick today to change the way you want to live your life and fight to find freedom from depending on food to fill the void that it may be filling.
Fight to live your life like you want to live it.
Fight to end the aches your body has because it is carrying around excess weight.
Eat to live, don't live to eat.
I love food but I love myself more. I want to be healthy and travel and walk and run and to keep myself as healthy as I can so I can fight sickness if it knocks at my door.
Please fight for you. It is not easy, no one ever said it would be but you are worth the fight.
So get up each day and start anew and fight to be the best that you can be.
Happy Holidays to all of you and may we ring in 2015 with the knowledge that we will fight for our health.
Have a very Merry Christmas to all those that celebrate!
I am so thankful for my friends here on SP and know that I owe much to so many here that keep me coming back every single day.
You are all so awesome.
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  • no profile photo CD14903239
    I am thankful for you, Holly, especially when you write fantastic blogs like this! So inspiring to all of us! I needed to read it for the first day of resetting my goals and plans this year! I feel more encouraged reading it. Sorry, you have into deal with that at work though. I am sure you are as encouraging to them and know they are grateful. Wishing the best for you and your family this year! Hugs
    1872 days ago
  • LOSINGLISA
    Just saw this. Great message and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, dear Holly! You are such an encourager and I'm sure you are a blessing to the patients at your job.
    1874 days ago
  • FRAGILEPETALS
    emoticon I needed to read this right now and have saved this to read again later. emoticon emoticon
    1876 days ago
  • MPLSKEN
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    1878 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    I'm glad to hear that you have learned such important lessons and are willing to share them with others. Sometimes all if takes is for someone to say it just right, a certain way, that will really c!ickfor them. It takes a special caring person to be helpful and nurturing in the midst of emotional and physical strife, and the fact you can make a personal connection with people then that you might not meet otherwise is further example of your generosity of heart. Thanks for setting the tone for 2015. Have a great year!
    1879 days ago
  • FORZACHANDMATT
    One of the best blogs I have read - thanks!
    1879 days ago
  • SWEDE_SU
    beautifully said, holly - a great post that is deserving of an award! this in particular spoke to me: "I love food but I love myself more. I want to be healthy and travel and walk and run and to keep myself as healthy as I can so I can fight sickness if it knocks at my door." emoticon emoticon life is precious - live it!
    1879 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    merry Christmas what a great blog we do take our health for granted . you have a job that makes a difference in others lives . Merry Christmas to you much love
    1879 days ago
  • JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    I am so happy Holly that you are working in that MRI department. What a difference you are making everyday with all the people you are trying to help and that you care for. So happy you have such a kind heart a true gift that you give away each and everyday.
    I know it can't be easy for you, so today I hope you enjoy your family, your girls and husband and well, just everyone. Watch them as they smile and laugh and re-charge that wonderful heart that you have. So important, along with our exercise and eating for sure.
    Thank for being such a great buddy, want to keep you for many years to come.
    Merry Christmas. emoticon emoticon
    1879 days ago
  • BFLOGRL
    Merry Christmas, Holly! Inspirational blog to remind all of us here on SP why it's a good idea for each of us to do our best to take care of ourselves each day. Thank you for taking the time to share your insights, encouragement, and even frustrations. I always look forward to reading your writings. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1879 days ago
  • GINIEMIE
    Thank you for an inspirational blog. Yes we must fight to get healthy/stay healthy and care for our minds, bodies and souls. So put on your armor (skills, knowledge, time) and work to being a healthier you-in all ways. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    1880 days ago
  • CHRISTINEBWD
    Yes I agree!!! There is no future in yesterday, we must fight for our good health every single day. Great reminder that we are ALL worth it.

    Merry Christmas Holly! emoticon
    1880 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    emoticon emoticon It's an encouraging and inspirational story.

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    1880 days ago
  • CATTUTT
    Great blog! I'm really gonna try to keep in mind that I need to fight for myself. Thanks for sharing!
    1880 days ago
  • CLAIREINPARIS
    And YOU are awesome, Holly! Thank you so much for all that you bring to us! I really enjoyed this blog... indeed what is important is to fight, to never give up and to find what works for each one of us so that we can be healthy!
    Merry Christmas!
    1880 days ago
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    1880 days ago
  • 50YEARSAWIFE
    Thank you so much for this message of encouragement.
    1880 days ago
  • JANTHEBLONDE
    What a fabulous blog Holly! I am fighting to be the best person I can be! Thank you for being such a wonderful Sparks friend! You are a beautiful person inside and out! I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!
    Love always,
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    1880 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    Thank you for your wonderful message! You have a caring heart! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
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    Jeanne
    1880 days ago
  • MJREIMERS
    emoticon and emoticon ! Thank you for all you do for others.
    1880 days ago
  • JEANADOLL77
    emoticon Great post! A good one for Christmas Eve! Thanks for the reminder that life is precious! :)
    1880 days ago
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