When You Are Broken
By Richard Mabey Jr.
There may come the time when it seems that the tide has turned against you. When it all seems hopeless. It could be a bad medical report, a break up with a dear loved one, the passing of someone dear to your heart. Whatever it may be, it is not hopeless.
This week I found out that I have a 4.4 centimeter Aortic Aneurysm at the base of my aorta, right where the aorta meets the heart, in very close proximity to where the coronary arteries come off of the aorta. Combined with a rheumatic heart condition, from two serious bouts with rheumatic fever at 12 and 30, things are looking pretty bleak for me. Also, as if all of that isn’t bad enough, I have a congenital heart defect.
But I am still alive, right now, I am still alive. I have two major goals. The first is to write one more stage play. And, the other major goal that I have set for myself before I pass away, is to see that my book becomes published. Two goals to accomplish. I am fiercely pursuing these goals, like there is no tomorrow.
This is a rather short blog, I know. But I want to get this thought out. No matter how bleak things look, do your best to find that glimmer of positive hope. That one shining spark of glory that remains in the midst of all the bad news that may have been bestowed upon you.
Never give up. Never, ever give up. Hold tight to the slimmest ribbon of hope that you can find in the midst of the heartbreak that you may be enduring.
Never give up. Never, ever give up.