Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Spoiler Alert

Warning...continued reading will give away the ending to an upcoming future event.

The last chapter of my dad's life on earth inspired my first memoir.  He taught me an important lesson about dealing with a set of cards most people prefer to discard.  The look on his face when the doctors told him he was terminal said it all.  He played his cards until his final breath.  This is what he taught me about the future:
  1. Death is only a doorway.  Read the Bible to learn how to get through the door.  If you search for the door, you will find it.
  2. Don't be afraid to live.  Make every day count.
  3. The best way to teach others how to play the game is by example and the last poker hand is the most important.  Let your poker face tell them, "I love you."  Share this until you play your last hand.  Then go through the door and we will meet again. 

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