Thursday, June 26

The Toughest Innings

Ooo! Aah! Glenn McGrath! Yes that's how popular, talented and great the world-renowned Aussie cricketer Glenn McGrath is. But he faced his toughest Innings in life on Sunday when his 42yr old wife Jane McGrath passed away after an 11yr battle with Cancer, leaving behind their 2 young children James and Holly. Now, while Death happens to every man/woman on Earth and in every family, what was special about Jane was that she was a very public person, and truly brave and an extremely positive spirit. Being diagnosed with Breast Cancer at just 31yrs of age, she didn't let it affect her Life and Living. She always came on TV and in the papers with encouraging words and great wisdom to other Cancer sufferers and also used her high profile to help other Cancer-stricken women - The McGrath Foundation. In short, she DID something about it FOR others in the small timeframe that she was GIVEN on this Earth. I find Jane to be an amazing and courageous ambassador for true Humanity. And it's rare that we find souls like her. I have been watching her brave Battle closely over the years through her ups and downs, and right throughout it all, what I saw was a true Survivor....not a survivor of a disease but a survivor in LIFE. She showed people what it is to have Death staring her in the face yet take it in good spirits, smile through the many tears and just get on with it. She did her best to LIVE...at the same time, she did make plans for her own funeral too (as she was recently told by her doctors that she had only few months to live). Now how very brave is that? To choose her own coffin, the flower arrangements, the farewell songs etc etc. She had everything in life...her superstar and loving husband, 2 beautiful kids, a great home and so much of love around her. And most of all she had the greatest attitude towards life and the miseries thrown by it at her. Cos of that I say she didn't LOSE her life, rather she WON in life. Forever shall we remember her true valour!


And I was thinking. We always seem to believe that it's our education, skills, achievements, assets, careers etc that take us places. Not for me. I believe it's people, even total strangers like Jane, who takes us places in life. It's the courage in their actions, the bravery in their battles, the positivity in their attitude, the brilliance in their deeds, the beauty in their hearts, the story of their lives, the Life in their Deaths...that's what takes me places in life. It's them that take my soul to a higher level...to a place that where nothing can shake my soul. The Life in the Death of someone so bright, secured my soul.


My b'day post was written with Jane McGrath in mind. Hence the 'one day at a time' theme. And it was also her funeral yesterday (on my b'day) and the Memorial took place very close to where I work in the City - in Sydney's historic Garrison Church where the couple got married in 1999. It was an emotional public Farewell, and to see a husband and 2 young kids bidding adieu to their loving Wife and Mother, was too painful for a soul like me. But I guess, the fact that Jane lived one day at a time inspiring so many people in Australia and around the world, makes me feel content for her and her family. Cos Jane was one in a zillion who realised what it is to LIVE before she DIED.


Today's song is a special dedication to Jane's undying spirit. I remember watching one of Jane and Glenn's recent TV Interviews (her last one), and Jane was asked what do you want in life, she replied 'I wanna grow old with Glenn and see my children all grown up and see their life'. Ok now I'm crying! Sweet Jane you didn't know me but I know you so well...your great spirit and bold battle inspired many people like me in the short time you were here. We will never forget the Angel that you are...all your work is done now, and all your pain is gone away...your kids will do well being blessed by you...now fly with the angels darl MWAH!


Current Music: Angels by Robbie Williams

138 Cranium Signets:

Srijith Unni said...

// It's them that take my soul to a higher level...to a place that where nothing can shake my soul. The Life in the Death of someone so bright, secured my soul.
..// That`s so wonderful, Keshi..! I`ve not known about Jane, but reading her story, like you`ve told here, really inspires me, to secure my soul as well, to win in life.

Take Care and God Bless!

With Best Regards,
Srijith.

humbl devil said...

very touching post...
tc

sid said...

Its all about the "attitude" to think of it...and yet as you say-more importance is given on education and other related things....ironies of life....a heartfelt post...prayers from this side of the world added too..

Ankur said...

omg... thats bad nws!!! :(((

I pray that her soul rest in Peace!!
amen!!! :)

i m really feeling sorry!!!! :(

PrAcHi said...

Hay that's a beautiful post indeed.. I didn’t know abt Jane.. But now, I am in love with her! It is so wonderful to know about someone who has heart of Gold. Jane definitely had. And so nice of you to share this with us.. bcs we all need strength to live life as there are so many difficulties we face day to day.. And then reading something like this makes you feel content with your life.. and gives strength to fight with life if anything wrong happens! And THAT is important!
May god rest her soul in peace and bless her children and give Glen the strength to take care of his children..

Chakoli said...

Ahhh... yup just read about her...

Life is soemtimes unfair...

I read it fully, and sertiously, its very touchy....

May her soul rest in peace....

Deepti said...

She is one brave lady and the family is brave, its not easy to smile and face the day knowing that it may be the last smile you've shared or the last time yuo've ever spoken .
Been a regular reader here, commenting first time.
One of my favorite songs "angels"

maverick said...

i read abt this ystrdy in the newspaper n i was like..oh shit...it. must ve taken a huge huge toll on the family...i hope they have the strength to recover thru the loss ...god bless her soul..amen :)

yaeecks veens is here said...

wow! Amazing women! I m so glad such people were there in this world... i need to learn a lot frm her !

Hope u had a gr8 budday Keshi Girl :)

Sorry for not coming on to yur blog... I have been absent frm here for a while :)

and nw i promise to be back for good :) ;)

She is in heaven I m sure... hope the family copes over the huge loss...

very touching post indeed.. lov n prayers for the family and u !

shooting star said...

happy birthday dear!!.....i heard about her death in the news....truely she was a brave soul!!.....

Tarun said...

The whole thing was damn touching.
Not many words to express or say it was unfortunate but inevitable.
Flowers for her on my behalf if u could do that for me.

Dont feel like saying/commenting much.

Preeti said...

Live each day as if it were the last...Amen to that thought...

Hope u had a great birthday...Let us know what allllllllllll u did!

AaYuShI said...

People.
Why are they mortal?
And that also such great ones.And you know,I saw her interviews as well.I mean noone could point out from her positive attitude and a cheerful smile that she was a person who was one step away from death.All we can say or do is R.I.P Mrs.McGrath.

People like her.I bow down to them.
And she IS a true person who has potrayed a "human" in herself.
I even hope that McGrath overcomes this terrible sorrow which has hit him,and even her two li'l children.

She is a person who deserves Heaven.
R.I.P Glen!

God bless their family.
I hope we become such people to :)

AaYuShI said...

I have messed up the names big time.

Duh me!

I meant Jane McGrath.(wherever I put Glenn McGrath!)

jitendra said...

I was quite moved by this post.

Such a shame that good souls like Jane die young.

My condolences.

La vida Loca said...

life comes in too fast. I only hope she dint suffr too much in the end.

On another note how was bday?

ishqia said...

really brave.. wonderful post direct from ur heart i think.. thats why the flow of ur articles are very good.. i just cant imagine of her 2 small kids... may god help them

Southpaw unplugged said...

Deepest condolences for the pigeon.

SaffronSaris said...

Oooooohhhh!!!
Happy belated Birthday, dearest poppy doll-pearl :D

Moi didn't come online yesterday, hence I didn't realise it was your birthday yesterday.

Here's wishing you:
- Many years of beauty ahead
- Many years of desirability ahead (Mr Darcys need not apply)
- Many (fill in the blanks - it's a blank cheque ;p)

Muawk!!!!!

The Grunt said...

Cancer sucks. It will take everything from you if you let it. That's why Jane lived her life while dealing with it. It's hard to do that when you go through treatment, let alone plan your final departure, but you must or else you die inside long before your actual death.

Sir Grunty, cancer survivor.

Josh said...

A beautiful tribute to a great woman.

I have been sad since I heard the news, having also followed her very public journey while watching my father on his own.

Attitude is everything in life because there is no changing the past. Waiting until you are on deaths door is too late to say, do or fix the things you need to do.

Jane's life was "Carpe Dium" personified. May she RIP and her family continue to live life to the fullest.

Nadine said...

Very moving. She sounded like a wonderful woman, whom her family will miss terribly.

Prats said...

Cancer can take way the zest to live, and in all this, I find Jane living it out, and giving to the world her smile, which was most precious.
You have offered such a lovely tribute to her

Take care

the stygian sailor said...

RIP magrath's wife

Arv said...

God speed to Jane McGrath... My hearts go out to their family. Pigeon is not just a good cricketer but also a good bloke who is very attached to his family.

Cancer is a 'sshhh' word in my household and the most disliked word during my childhood cos it took my dad, who had no bad vices, away from me... he was diagnosed at late stages and fought hard for five years. :'(

Well, some people must go through such experiences for a reason, I suppose.

Take care Keshi Girl... Have a great day... Cheer up!!! :)

Aneesh said...

Love you too keshi, You just made my day :)

Todays post was an excellent one keshi. it's our attitude that decides our actions and feelings.

"Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die tomorrow" -- That's so touching and true..

it just made me think and think and I'm still thinking...

Friendly Stranger said...

Everyone has to die one day but she made a mark on many lives before she was escorted to heaven by angels. Thats make the difference.........
I admire people like Jane, Lance Armstrong, Stefan Hawking for there courage and commitment to fight against all odds.......
Aren't they real gods?

mayz said...

sometimes we learn from other ppls bravery...we find it in ourselves...we have a reason to believe in ourselves...in life or death...happiness or sorrows...ppl may not live on forever but their acts do...esp when even wid their deaths they have taught others how to live

Pinku said...

Dear Keshi,

Thanks for sharing Jane's story.

Am praying for all four of them...may they find peace and solace.

black coffee said...

May her soul est in oeace.. may Heaven give her what Earth did not..


thats a very beautiful post Keshi! :)

Aaarti said...

Hey Gurl

That was a fitting and beautiful post for Jane.... :)

Gosh, i almost cried when i was reading the transcript during their interview right after their 2nd child was born.... so touching and man, the woman is amazing~~

vishesh said...

rip ..what ever we do for the world,is what we are..

gunj said...

jane's story is awesme!! n u chose d perfect song fo d post babe!
hugs!

Hiren said...

Inspirational is the only word i can think of right now. Lets pray that her soul is blessed with peace !!!

ani said...

that was really touchin and inspiring blog.. and you are right.. Jane McGrath didnt lose in life.. but she won in life.. may her soul rest in peace..

belated birthday wishes my dear.. hope u had a good time..

KP! said...

She was the wind beneath Pigeon's wings !!

I pray that her soul rest in Peace!!

Asha said...

She is 2yrs younger than me!! Makes you appreciate every minute we have on this Earth! May her soul rest in peace!

Hope you had a good birthday Kesh, hugs to you!:))

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi-soo sorry I missed your birthday...I'm sure it was great,and,this coming year will be equally great,each day,each hour,each minute-all the best for that.(My only excuse- I have hardly been able to log on to the net,since I came to Baroda)

I so empathize with Glenn McGrath- thanks for a nice dedication to him..yes,as you've put it,it was one of the toughest innings of his life!

Will read the rest of the posts that I missed, tomorrow or the day after.

Urv said...

Yaar thats very touching..

I guess it teaches us to look at life's troubles and hardships as a pinch of salt and our life as a lake rather than a glass of water.. coz a pinch of salt makes the water in a glass salty but does not affect the lake..

Thats probably called living life the royal way :)

Macadamia The Nut said...

Makes one wonder about the life we're wasting,doesn't it Keshigirl? There's SO much to do for ourselves, for the people around us.. and yet most people are content to hang on to their pet peeves and let the beauty and joy in life go unnoticed.

Jeevan said...

"
Sweet Jane you didn't know me but I know you so well..." From a summit we can’t find every person in crowd, identifying who is this and that but all can know who is standing above. That’s how she stands in mind. If we think about the day we pass away, the today would become suffer. It was great know Jane, keshi.

Well I remain, but in some urgency I miss to tell u that u shares my mom’s B’day. Her’s too 25th june :)

Priya said...

Thaz very sad indeed Keshi. But death cannot be stopped anywhere anyway.

g-man said...

generalising here. dunno if you'll agree...

no matter what, certain people have a central role in your life...and more often than not, you're glad that stuff is that way. because none of us, no matter how introverted or misanthropic we are, can be without someone on our side. what makes the world more beautiful is when someone takes it upon themselves to make a difference, in a good way.

i loved the spirit of this post, and i think its an amazing tribute, but there's only so much words can convey, right?

Cinderella. said...

Strange how the lives of strangers can touch us in a way no one can understand and explain...

I have always been a big time fan of Glenn McGrath, but I have never followed his peraonal life, needless to say I had no idea about his wife's illness.

All it invoke in meis why does it happen to good ppl always ? Why the good ones have to be at the sacrificial altar all the time.

As timeless life and love are, why do they have to cease to exist for the ones who should be living away to glory...?

Why ?!

Mishra said...

I never knew this all about the better half of McGrath.Thanks for sharing this with us all.Cancer Survivors as well as victims often teach us a lot about improving the "quality of life"- remember Dead Poets Society or Patch Adams ? I have always been a die hard fan of Armstrong and incidentally he has helped me get over my chronic ailment.Its a responsibility,the way I see it, on part of those suffering/recuperating to inspire people- and instill the best of things- Hope !!

I must compliment you for the comments that I saw on some of the blogs.Just curious- How do you manage to read so many posts? I mean, must be difficult :)

Blogrolling you,
Cheers,
Mishra

mirage said...

thats sad..


She is blessed in a way to have had such a caring husband. Too sad, for such a beautiful woman...and for the 2 young kids.:(

Ria said...

Tht was such a touching post!i knw i say this so many times but Keshi girl u always manage to come up with such posts tht i jus cant help it! I dunno wht to say....all i hav to say is tht i admire such people who live life to the fullest and who take each day as it comes....this proves tht they truly value life for wht it is.we shud all take a leaf from Jane's life and imbibe it within! I wish to b like her so tht when i die i m a contended woman.

Donnnnn said...

It's impossible for us to understand WHY.
I still have one Bible verse from my years in the church that still resonates a workable truth for me...
Ecclesiastes 9:11
"I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift,
nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding,
nor yet favour to men of skill;

but TIME and CHANCE happeneth to them all."

Don't ya love Happeneth..
Sh*t Happeneth!

I often wonder how that didn't get edited because it doesn't seem to support the idea that there is some BIG plan.

This is a very sad story but it proves that some people make more of a difference in a relatively short amount of time, than most others would even if they lived to be 100 years old.

Sach said...

I never knew all this..
You made me cry :(
The post was damn touching and so inspiring...
Life means living! Nothing less or more..

Pri said...

belated birthday wishes keshi!
im soo sorry girl...couldet visit u lately...have been hardly reading blogs of late..been a lil busy with work :(
eways hope u had a great time...
and heres wishing u a wonderful year ahead :)

take care
and all the best!

Hemanth Potluri said...

i am very srry to hear that ...feeling very sad abt it....but the spirit with which she fought it out is the main thing and i love to be in that way...i will try my best to be....and the dedicated song is very good keshi.....


urs ..hemu...

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Yeah, even here in India, we were all moved by her brave struggle and wept to see the funeral-pics. Good of you to highlight her struggle so positively!

ALSO,a very happy (slightly belated) happy birthday! But what the heck, as you said, celebrate each day, before and after (and including) birthdays!

SambY said...

thanx for sharing this..we need more people like her...to help people understand..that worring sitting in a couch is not the way...get rid of victim mentality...

keshi ma'am u are just like her..if not more

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

That was such a fitting tribute to such a wonderful spirit!

Kudos to her and her attitude towards life.And kudos to you for celebrating it :)

I would not pray for her soul to rest in peace.Instead,I would pray that may her soul "live" in peace.

Wonderful post sweetie!Hugsss

travistee said...

oh, what a fabulous post to remind us what really matters in life.
i'm so moved, i need to take a walk and get out of the house.

Anu said...

Keshi, thanks for telling us about Jane, it really enriches life when we get to know about these individuals and their life course. I'm sure shes will the angels right now

Kaylee said...

OH THAT POST TOUCHED MY HEART :)

krystyna said...

I'm so touched.
I didn't know that.

Rest in Peace Jane!

Thank you Keshi for this post.

Keshi said...

ty Srijith!

Its other ppl's toughest experiences too that teaches and protects my soul...


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Devil.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

So true Sid. TY!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

tnxx Ankur!

I think her soul already found peace in life...


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Prachi!


**And then reading something like this makes you feel content with your life.. and gives strength to fight with life if anything wrong happens! And THAT is important


definitely!


Its from stories like this that we draw strength n courage to face our demons.



Keshi.

Keshi said...

True Chakoli...life is very unfair sometimes..

Those who embrace life for what it is, hardly gets a chance to live longer like they should...I hv often noticed that.


And I still dunno why that happens...


Keshi.

Keshi said...

WC to my world Deepti n tnxx!


** its not easy to smile and face the day knowing that it may be the last smile you've shared or the last time yuo've ever spoken .


So true!


And it's no easy to brush away the pain when all ur hair falls out...


And it's not easy to play with the kids when ur body is giving up...


And it's not easy to laugh when u know ur not gonna be ard for too long...


And it's not easy to just get on with it when u know u'll hv to leave ur loved-ones sooner than u expected to..



But Jane lived every moment of her life to the fullest! Cos I rem once when she was asked

'what makes u happy?'

She said:


'the fact that I'm alive today...the fact that I'm breathing right now...am I not very lucky?'

and she smiled and laughed...


It cud only take a very BIG personality to be so positive!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Mav!

**i hope they have the strength to recover thru the loss

yes its a very tough call...that kinda Strength takes a VERY LONG TIME to come.


Trust me when I say that.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Veenz!

no worries. Take ur time :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

She'll be in many hearts for a very long time to come @Sushmita.


And tnxx sweetie! :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Tarun n u did a beautiful tribute to her in ur blog too. That was a heartfelt gesture all the way from India.



**Flowers for her on my behalf if u could do that for me.


I will. On Sunday I'm going to a church close by...will take some flowers on behalf of ur request and offer it in church in Jane's undying memory.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Preeti HUGZ!


I will update u all with bday details n pics on Mon :)



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Aayushi HUGZ!


**And she IS a true person who has potrayed a "human" in herself.


ur so right abt her. Cos this kinda of battle is a very LONELY battle. No matter how much support n love one gets from ppl, at the end of the day, u hv to deal with ir by YOURSELF.

But Jane did it well with grace, humor and positivity. She didn't sit in a corner n cry. She just got on with it.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Jitterz ty!

Somehow I believe in the quote THE GOOD DIE YOUNG.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty LaVida!


**life comes in too fast. I only hope she dint suffr too much in the end.


I so agree. It's like a Waterfall...u never know where it's heading but it sure can ve fast and very quickly over.


My bday update will come on Mon ok? :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Ishqia HUGZ!

yeah I do feel for the 2 kids...they r so very young!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Southy!

Great to hv ya bak!


Keshi.

Kaylee said...

ITS MY BIRTHDAY :)

Keshi said...

MWACKKKKKKKKKKKZ Saffy n ty! :)


**Many years of desirability ahead (Mr Darcys need not apply)


lol good one!



*blank cheque


really? gee wow! ;-) I'd fill it with this:


LOVE n LAUGHTER


plz! :)


*HUGZ*

tnxx hun!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Sir Grunty I HONOR UR VALIANT SPIRIT!




** It's hard to do that when you go through treatment, let alone plan your final departure, but you must or else you die inside long before your actual death.



I agree. She knew how to LIVE before she DIED. And thats imp. Never let ur mind DIE.


*HUGZ* luv ya man!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Josh tnxx mate!


** while watching my father on his own.


*HUGZ* Im v sorry to hear that ur father is going thru the same. I hope he makes it somehow.



**Attitude is everything in life because there is no changing the past

Toatlly agree! tmrw is too late to fix things...LIVE TODAY cos thats all u've got for sure!


Carp Diem!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Nadine HUGZ!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Prats yes..and alot of experiences in life can be like Cancer to some sensitive souls. Thats why we hv to draw strength n courage from ppl like Jane. She made it thru hell, so we can too!

ty n HUGZ!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Stygian!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Arv n HUGZ!

it must be so hard on ur family...Im sorry..



**Pigeon is not just a good cricketer but also a good bloke who is very attached to his family


yes..he's a good ol' Aussie bloke with a love n passion for FAMILY.



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Aneesh n I luv ya too awww...:) cos its u guys here who give me strength every single day..trust me when I say that!



** it's our attitude that decides our actions and feelings.


true! w.o. a positive attitude, there's no point having everything else in life.


Keep thinking....:)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Mayur!


**Jane, Lance Armstrong, Stefan Hawking for there courage and commitment to fight against all odds.......Aren't they real gods?


Not gods...but just that they become DIVINE cos of their magical PERSONALITY and for bringing out the best in HUMANITY.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Mayz!

thats so true. we learn from others...from their joys n sorrows.



**esp when even wid their deaths they have taught others how to live

Spot on!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Pinku HUGZ!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Akila HUGZ!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Aaarti!

Yes..Jane's battle was a very public one. Thats what makes her so special.

some other celebrities with Cancer, wanted all the privacy they cud ever have. but Jane went out in the open and was not afraid of anything. She battled it along with the public behind her. And thats what made her VERY SPECIAL.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Vish!


**what ever we do for the world,is what we are..

beautifully put!


All her great work is what made this post come out from my heart.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Gunj, cos she so deserves the love n recognition.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Hiren, yes lets pray..lets never forget.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Anits for the sweet bday wishes :)

yes Jane will live on in our hearts for sure!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty KP!

**She was the wind beneath Pigeon's wings !!


aww that was beautifully put!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Asha HUGZ!


**She is 2yrs younger than me

aww...it makes u love ur life more isnt it.

She's much older than me but I feel 42 is still very very young!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Amit!

hey no worries..abt missing my bday. gawwd the whole of JUNE is my bday, didnt u know? LOL!


*HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Urv!


**coz a pinch of salt makes the water in a glass salty but does not affect the lake..

aww how very true is that!


And like u said, thats what living life KING size really means. Its not in the assets or luxuries we have. Its in the WAY we live.



Keshi.

Silvara said...

i saw this...it's really sad....i feel for her kids and and the family...

you know rove was there too...??

It's brroke my heart to think that the place where they got married would be the place they lay her to rest....

Keshi said...

So true Maca!


**There's SO much to do for ourselves, for the people around us..

yes...and u know I see so much hatred and selfishness ard me..even among my own realtives/friends.

we take one look at a life like Jane's, and we wonder!

Im not saying that we hv to live life like SAINTS..it's not possible. But I see alot of ppl FAIL big time, even in the small things in life. Cos they r forever in a journey of SELF OBSESSION and seem to think that this LIFE is forever!




Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Jeevan!

no worries that u missed my bday. :) ur mum's too? WOW I feel v special now. HUGZ!

And my love to ur Ma!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Priya!

** But death cannot be stopped anywhere anyway.


so true!

no amount of love, wealth, money, friends, status, joy, prayers etc etc can stop Death when it comes knocking on our door.


Thats why we hv to live one day at a time...and cherish every moment we hv been given.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty G-man and yes I agree with ya.


**what makes the world more beautiful is when someone takes it upon themselves to make a difference, in a good way.


thats so true! And thats why ppl like Jane r very special. Cos not everyone can go out there and share their PAIN IN PUBLIC, so that others can gain from it.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Cindy MWAH!


**As timeless life and love are, why do they have to cease to exist for the ones who should be living away to glory...?


I so agree! I hv always wondered abt that one...WHY?? I hv no answers Cindy :(



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Mishra and hey WC :)



**Its a responsibility,the way I see it, on part of those suffering/recuperating to inspire people- and instill the best of things- Hope !!


I so agree! but that quality is very rare..only very few ppl hv that in em.


How do I read so many posts? :) I guess Im v fast and I surf ard blogville at the speed of light hehe.


Its just that Im v passionate abt ppl and their various thoughts on various aspects of life. I value every mind's unique design (if u know wut I mean). I hv an insatiable hunger for wisdom. :) Thats why.


tnxx sweetie!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

yes Mirage it's very sad. She should've lived longer than many cruel ppl in this world!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww tnxx Ria sweetz HUGZ!


**this proves tht they truly value life for wht it is.we shud all take a leaf from Jane's life and imbibe it within


yes! ur spot on there. alot of ppl forget that, being caught up in a materialistic world. And suddenly its all over and its too late to fix things then.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Donn that was a wonderful Bible verse! LOVED IT. tnxx for sharing it here with us.


U know Donn all ur lines in the comment are worth mentioning that I hv to drag em all into my reply. :) U always make great sense!



**but TIME and CHANCE happeneth to them all."


LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
No one can escape TIME n CHANCE. so true!



**Don't ya love Happeneth..
Sh*t Happeneth!


haha thats cute! Im gonna use that from now on. :)



**I often wonder how that didn't get edited because it doesn't seem to support the idea that there is some BIG plan.

lol true!



**This is a very sad story but it proves that some people make more of a difference in a relatively short amount of time, than most others would even if they lived to be 100 years old.


so so so true! Cos most ppl just EXIST...they forget to LIVE!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

Sach hey HUGZ! Sorry that I made u cry :(


**Life means living! Nothing less or more..


so true! Beautifully put.



Keshi.

Keshi said...

No worries Pri ty n HUGZ! :)

TC!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Hemanth!


**i will try my best to be....

aww...thats such a great thing u know.


*HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Sucharita HUGZ!



**even here in India, we were all moved by her brave struggle and wept to see the funeral-pics. Good of you to highlight her struggle so positively!


aww...that shows how much love Jane received not only from Aussies but from Indians too!

All Cricket fans DID CARE abt her. And that means alot.


ty so much for for ur bday wishes! I know..everyday is a bday :) HUGGGGGGGGGZ!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Samby!


**that worring sitting in a couch is not the way...get rid of victim mentality...

so true! JUST GET ON WITH IT. Thats what I believe in too.


if I ever face a situation like this in life, I'll rem Jane's strength...I'll draw courage from that memory. Thats the least I can do for someone as BIG as Jane!


*HUGZ*


btw Samby, there's a surprise comin up soon for ya..in my blog...so stay tuned ;-)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Sameera HUGZ luv!


**I would pray that may her soul "live" in peace.


Beautifully put! cos thats what she is...she LIVES on.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Travistee HUGZ!


**i'm so moved, i need to take a walk and get out of the house

aww...I hope, in that walk, u'll find peace n love n joy in ur heart.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Anu!

Someone else's bumpy road makes me appreciate my not-so-bumpy road even more.


*HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Kaylz!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUV HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGZ!


ur only very young :) So go enjoy ur life, break a leg (dun take that literally tho lol!) and live every moment hun!


*MWAH* ur special!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww tnxx Krys HUGZ!

Keshi.

Kaylee said...

Thanks keshi

Keshi said...

Silvara sweetz these days I hv unexplained tears in my eyes...even when Im on the train.

It must be Jane's sudden death. cos even tho she had Cancer, I never thought she'd die so soon.


Yes I know Rove was there too...and Jane picked the same song as Belinda Emmet did for her funeral which was:


Monty Python's 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'.


Humor even at Death. That's what I call a shining spirit!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

Kaylz twas my bday 2 days ago, so I wont forget ur bday that easily :)


Keshi.

Jay said...

It's good when people can be so inspirational even in death.

Once again I'm behind Keshi, but I'm catching up. I may be late, but I'm not leaving you!! ;-)

SambY said...

maam u dnt need to derive strength frm.ur brave already.see maam u dnt need to have to get cancer to show ur brave.one mans mountain is anothr mans molehill.we must respect evryone who fights the challenge called life.whether they are extrme cases like this or simple ones like a child geting up to ride his cycle again after falin.that is the celebration of life for me.when the mst frail ones of us show us life is nt to be lived...it is to be grabbed and enjoyed.cheerz to everyone who takes a step forward..hwEVer smal or slow that might be...it sure beats sitin and cmplaining.... Oi i am leavin on 2nd.the nt cnection wil go too lol.

Chakoli said...

Yaaa...
may be thats the reason...good people are called back by god at an early stage.....

Neeku said...

I guess. my birthday wish for you disappeared... :(

But again wishing you a Fabulous awesome... Belated Birthday :)

Cheers
Neeku

Jac said...

HB2U

I can't hear the song here due to the firewall block but I know the song...


I love it !
Apt too. :)

Thinking-of-a-pen-name said...

Good things are often short lived!
The title’s good!

rantravereflect/ jane said...

the toughest innings--> yehh it must have been his toughest :(

well, i'm a jane as well,, n i', totally awed at her will to live and to battle it out till the end,, leaving a husband n kids behind must have been the most diffiult- n if she chose how her funeral would go, i dun think there cud be anything braver n sensitized as tat..
loveeee thsi post keshi girl

dRoZzY!!! said...

wonderful post!!!
your self obsession surprises me, but it's goos to know that you can write so well about others too...

recommending this post to more people around

Keshi said...

hey Jay HUGZ! ;-) Quick, ketchup!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

noooooooo dun leave Sambyyyyyyyy!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

yes Chakoli :(

Keshi.

Keshi said...

nah Neeku twas there. tnxx n HUGZ!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Jac!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Thinking n hey WC!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Rantra yes she was very brave!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Drozzy!

But I hope I dun come out as 'self-obsessed'? :)


Keshi.

Satish Bolla said...

felt very bad whni read abt the news of jane's death on BBC. i was one die-hard fan of her never-say-die attitude.
every word u wrote here abt her is perfectly right. but still, she is a person beyond words.

Keshi said...

yes Satish..:*(

Keshi.