Thursday, November 1, 2007

Be contented, be strong...

In the mood of drinking earl grey tea

I've just finished watching One Liter Of Tears. Its a true-story based Japanese drama telling a story of a 15 year-old girl named Aya who was diagnosed with Spinocerebellar Degeneration (SCD). Its an incurable disease that affects the patients muscles and motor systems which will eventually lead to immobility, speech and swallowing difficulties. Despite of being ill, she was strong. She tried to walk as much as she could no matter how slow, no matter how it hurts when she falls until she could no longer stand on both of her legs. She accepted her illness and did not give up on herself. She made me realize how lucky and happy it is to be healthy. Even though something bad happened, we should be happy that we're still alive while many others are struggling to live each day of their lives. When we fall, all we have to do is to get up again. Her diary has helped and encouraged millions. I will learn to be happy with what I have, and cherish them. Aya, you are indeed an extraordinary person.

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