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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/03/08)
TITLE: A man for all seasons
By Jenny Hunter Blair
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I was priviledged to spend just over four days at my father's hospital bed, before he died.
My father lived his life with a sense of humour and zest, unconditional generosity, driven by his underlying sense of wisdom, sharp intellect, his unshakable faith in the word of God and a loving responsiblity to his family.
He was a great teacher of life, and unlike most people he had learnt and grown from his life's lessons.
With great joy and excitement he sat up in bed and hugged my sister who had just arrived from overseas.Fifteen minutes later he had a heart attack and died.
But as he was having his heart attack and obviously in great pain,by the way his one hand clutched his chest,he reached out with his other hand and said to me:"Thank you for coming all this way to see me,but please sit down you are looking very pale..."
My father lived his life to the full embracing every facet of it. But he also understood the meaning of life is LOVE. He accepted everyone unconditionally and never criticised them.
But the greatest impact his death had on me, was that he could still think of being compassionate to someone else while he was in the process of dying...
A memorable man who left a legacy of compassionate love in my heart - that is eternal and mine forever.
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