Settling Into a New Life

Ronnie was amazing. He left his home one morning never to return. He had a terminal cancer diagnosis. He was flown to another state, to a hospital, to a hospital room that would be his new home for the rest of his days.

My uncle accepted all these things with no complaints and no self pity. Within a day or two he was smiling, laughing and making new friends. He never once asked me to take him home. He accepted all the medical intrusion into his life with no pushback.

Yes. I learned by watching my Uncle Ronnie that life is not always kind, but responding to life’s unkindness with acceptance results in a sense of peace for everyone involved. Thank you, Ronnie.


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