The Specialist said…



Annie from Australia here!

You are incredible!

Now before we begin…

Grab a glass of water …or your favorite beverage-  I’m drinking filtered rainwater…Listening to Music for the Mind…

Let’s take a moment for some perspective… stop and breathe.


I was at a seminar and was asked this question…

So what are you willing to die for?


Got me thinking of a time when I was 17 sitting in an ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist Surgery with my mother, a place I had visited many times before.

My mother a Naturopath had asked if I don’t have the surgery what will happen.

The Specialist Doctor plainly said ‘you will be dead in 5 years.’

Every part of my body went numb…

I didn’t hear a lot of what else the doctor said…

Something about the complications of the surgery…

I heard ‘possibility of risk of death on the operating table’.

Not only that something else almost more important…

it was about my smile…

‘because we do not know where the nerve to the side of your face is there is a risk we could cut that nerve which would mean you could loose all the muscles in that side of your face.’

My mother questioned what that would mean?

He took his hand and he pulled the side of his face down so there was no smile or any muscle movement on that side of his face, then he quickly said that’s only a possibility,

I don’t remember much of anything else he said that day or of how I got home day…

The ENT Specialists words kept turning in my mind…death…no smile…death…no smile…death.

How would you answer? – What is so important to you that you are willing to die for?

Create a great day!

Annie Born

Embrace, Encourage, Empower!

Remember – Caring for the Whole World Includes Caring for You!

Congratulations! – On Taking this moment just for You!

Stop by again tomorrow! – I will tell you about my mother’s best facial feature tomorrow…

9 Replies to “The Specialist said…”

  1. Those are frightening things for anyone to hear but especially a child. Hopefully, the surgery turned OK.

    Your post has me pondering the question, “what is so important that I am willing to die for it?” On the surface, many of our concerns and problems seem so massive but when reframed in the light of this question, most of our problems shrink considerably.

    Thank you for making me think.

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  2. Its strange that ost people do not think of the samll things untill its alomst too late.
    Scott Sylvan Bell
    Reading male body language
    Now go implement!

  3. Hi Annie,

    When I first read the question, “What are you willing to die for?” it reminded me of a quote from one of my favorite movies, Don Juan DeMarco … “There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.”

    Stay Extraordinary and Do Great Things, Neil

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