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ALEX J. HARRINGTON
Washington DC Metro area
To be selfless and of service, committed to take care of, benefit, and be of value to those around me by truthful and compassionate thoughts, words, and actions.
Interests: Aspiring writer.
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--------------------------------------------------- “We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” — Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist “Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Life's Walk with Cancer
Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post John. And good advice.
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--------------------------------------------------- “Remember that the person you know with cancer may find it hard to ask for help or may be worried about seeming weak or vulnerable. Telling a person, “You’re so brave,” or “You’re so strong,” can put pressure on them to act strong when they may not feel up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
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(Source: The Unbounded Spirit, https://goo.gl/QpFxYe) --------------------------------------------------- “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” – Voltaire “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
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“For I live in eager expectation and hope that I will never do anything that will cause me to be ashamed of myself but that I will always be ready to speak out boldly for [Yeshua] while I am going through all these trials here, just as I have in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
BK, thank you for the reminder of His STRENGTH becoming my STRENGTH. For I can do this through Him that strengthens me.
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I do not know how to be strong right now, ever since learning that the cancer has spread. I’ve been walking in a dazed and staggered mental state. Dumbfounded. Frustrated. I am struggling to accept yet another fight. The only thing I do know is that when I look at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
Jerry, please, no apologies needed. When this is over, I would love to come down to see you and the family. With warmest regards, Alex
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I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation for your continued support and thoughtful comments during my fight against cancer that started in 2013. As most of you know, I was recently diagnosed with Advanced Stage IV Melanoma Cancer, which means that it has spread to other parts in my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
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"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
Angie, thank you for reminding me that this fight in me started a long time ago. God bless.
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It's great to hear from you Sir. I will always remain thankful to what you did for me years ago. Keith, with you helping me graduate from H.S., you left a part of your legacy in me. You're a part of my words...actions...and work.
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Thank you for your support and prayers Jeff & Alisha.
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Thank you Bob. Your friendship and support means a lot to me.
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“… Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me." -- John 18:11 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ On a warm Saturday morning July 15, standing before family and friends on the grounds of Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, I had the privilege of giving a eulogy for my late grandmother, Margaret... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
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“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” Attributed ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ On this Independence Day, as we commemorate our historical declaration as an independent and sovereign nation 241 years ago, I always think about one of my favorite movies: Saving Private Ryan. Near the end of the movie, there is a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
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(My mother sent me this poem that I wrote when I was a recruit at Parris Island, S.C., in 1988) Photo by Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group, http://www.danapoint5thmarines.com/ If I have wounded any soul today, If I have caused one foot to go astray; If I have walked... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Ishmael's Cry
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(My mother sent the following poem to me recently. I first wrote it on February 6, 1998) Photo by iHelping Hand, http://ihelpinghand.org/portal/ihh/ For who I am, but a man with many hands... Hands that laughed with me when I was full of joy... Hands that held me, when I was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Ishmael's Cry
Gail, you're definitely one of the special individuals in my life that prodded me to continue writing. I can't thank you enough!!
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“Life is difficult. Once we truly know that life is difficult—once we truly understand and accept it—then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters” (M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled). “The reason we are going through the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Ishmael's Cry
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"A decrease in or disappearance of signs and symptoms of cancer. In partial remission, some, but not all, signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared. In complete remission, all signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared, although cancer still may be in the body." -- National Cancer Institute ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Alex,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
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"For it matters not, how much we own, the cars…the house…the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash." -- Linda Ellis --------------------------------------------------------------------- During the holidays my wife, nephew and I joined kindred souls on Christmas day and enjoyed a heartwarming fellowship, along... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
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"Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. "You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. "Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. "My flesh and my heart may fail, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
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"Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs 16:24 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Photo by Tashka2000 My cancer treatment has lasted little over a half a year, but now, after surgery and chemo/immunotherapy infusions, I finally get to imagine my hand opening the door leading to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at A Life's Walk with Cancer
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"I’m thankful for all of you every time I pray, and it’s always a prayer full of joy. I’m glad because of the way you have been my partners..." Philippians 1:4-5a It is an early morning after Thanksgiving, just half past six; no one is up other than me. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at A Life's Walk with Cancer