My friend Rory.

i was talking to K Reynolds (@kreynolds) this morning and i shared with her something that i came across when looking at a friend of mines facebook page. Some of you may remember my friend, his name was Rory. Rory was sadly take away from this world a few months back. i wrote a blog about the life and legacy this young man left called Never Far Away, but i just wanted to also post this clip.

Ive watched this quite a few times today and eachtime i find myself just in awe of his outlook on life, in awe of his faith and in awe of his courage. I want to have this faith that radiates off me like Rorys did. i dont really have much of a blog to write with this.. i just mainly wanted to share it, as i think Rorys message is far more powerful then any blog i can write along side it. This clip was made 2 weeks before Rory passed away.

Whilst he is no longer here on earth, Rory still won the battle :)

K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

Shani! You posted it!

[i]*K :princess: sets down a box which says "Shani's Blogs" on the cover. She opens the box while continuing to talk. [/i]

I was just thinking about this earlier this morning as I was watching that clip once again on YouTube. I was rummaging around in the CB attic and found [blog=shanijane/never-far-away/]Never Far Away[/blog] which is the blog you mentioned. I thought I'd set it out here where people can read it if they wish for it is truly a wonderful blog.

As you know, some of these CB'ers aren't as young as you and I, Shani. They don't like stairs very much so I thought I'd save them a few steps. I'm not going to mention any names though...


K :princess:

John Vorhees @john1515 ·

Thank you Shani for posting this blog and video of Rory's. And thank you kreynolds for sharing Shani's blog of December as somehow I missed it. A bit of Rory is with everyone he touched. A bit is now with me. Wow. Rory reminds me of the following:

"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."

Mother Teresa

God bless us all. John1515