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by Jeremy Browning
Oct. 07, 2009 21:04

Despite brief bouts of cynical humor, I'm a romantic optimist at heart. I can name at least three periods in my life I wouldn't have survived without a daily will to look on the bright side and focus my mind on the realm of The Possible.

My wife sent me a piece by Lance Armstrong about his personal battles and it made me smile. Here's one of my favorite quotes:

I didn't fully see, until the cancer, how we fight every day gainst the creeping negatives of the world, how we struggle daily against the slow lapping of cynicism. Dispiritedness and disappointment, these were the real perils of life, not some sudden illness or cataclysmic millennium doomsday.

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