Because being a mother is the greatest sacrifice in the world.
Suzy was a lovely young girl, with exquisite poise but unconcerned by her own beauty and freshness. She married a young man who was crazy in love with her. Their first daughter inherited her mother's looks. After a few years, Suzy became pregnant again. When she went to the doctor's office he examined her and told her they need to talk. She sat in his office as he said solemnly: "I have news for you. First, you are pregnant and the baby is in good health, the next news is not good. I have found beginning stages of cancer." It was so hard for Suzy to digest such bitter news! The doctor gave her two choices: she could abort the baby and begin immediate chemotherapy and radiation with a 50% chance of saving her life or she could allow the baby to develop to term and begin treatment for the cancer after the baby's birth. The chances that the cancer would have advanced by that time were great.
What for some would be a hard dilemma, for Suzy was a certainty. Suzy could feel new life developing inside of her, the heartbeat, blood of her blood. She had that intimate connection with her baby that only a pregnant woman can feel. Her love and desire to give the life growing inside of her a chance, lead her to make the choice by herself. She had no questions or resentment. No "why me?" No anger. No bitterness. She just made the choice to allow for her baby to grow and be born, give her oldest daughter a companion, making sure that in case that she would not survive the girls would not be alone. They would keep each other company and with luck they would become best allies in the difficult life they would face in the future.
Suzy died a few months after her second daughter was born. Suzy's sacrifice personified courage. She chose something greater than herself
Recipes for Life™
Something greater than your life
- 2 Packs of Courage
- 1 Can of Love for life
- ½ Cup of Altruism
- 2 Bundles of Purpose
- Faith to taste
Nobility, Unselfishness, Idealism, Compassion.
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Courage is one of the noblest human virtues. Courage is not only saving the world, not just huge heroic actions but courage is everyday small choices made with love and unselfishness.
The feeling for the love of life, to be able to transcend, to give, to find even a greater cause than existence itself, it is without a doubt the most gratifying dish there is. When we find courage in our actions, and these lead us to accomplish positive and good causes then we emanate great internal strength that gives us the power to conquer our more distant horizons. It is the feeling of love and kindness that arouses the soul of that person who understands the value of life, not only their own but the life of others. In that altruism that allows us too cook with strong fires, powerful cold temperatures or hard to digest condiments; that which transforms a life in a cause for life. When the Chef knows that a great recipe can change many people's lives, and then there is no impossible ingredient, there is no obstacle that will limit it, because he is on its way and ready to give everything freely. It is ready to impregnate its flavor in everything it touches and turn it into a better tomorrow.
He who lacks a reason for dying it is likely that he lacks a reason for living as well.
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