Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stacey Kramer: The best gift I ever survived

Stacey Kramer offers a moving, personal, 3-minute parable that shows how an unwanted experience -- frightening, traumatic, costly -- can turn out to be a priceless gift.


  1. Wow thanks for sharing that Gary! that was a powerful three minute talk... and it made me cry a little bit...
    Hope you are going well this week and they have a super action plan to fix the broken bit!)
    much love from the Dents

  2. It's great ah. I empathise with Stacey's experience and point of view. If you read below there is an interesting forum and some of the alternative experiences are very bleak. I think on any particular bad day or period you can feel completely opposite to her view and it's only when you get your whole journey in perspective that you appreciate the benefits. Endeavoring to stay positive is so key, easier to say than do and especially tough with people who don't have a sunny disposition. I would often visit and get to know my neighbors in hospital and there seemed to be a mixed bag, some positive and making the best of a bad situation, others lashing out and angry at the unfairness and why me. Stress and anger is such a waste on time and counterproductive to healing. If you are unable to be positive at least coming to terms and acceptance of your current situation seems a good starting point.


Thanks for your comments Gaz