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Sometimes grown men just have to cry - a Thanksgiving message by Tony Isaacs ..... News Forum

Date:   11/21/2007 1:45:50 PM ( 14 years ago ago)
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(Normally, I try to keep my split personalities separate and post here as DQ, posting only in my own forum at CureZone as Tony Isaacs - at least since the forum was created and I adjusted more or less to having two ID's.  But the following message seemed like it should come from Tony Isaacs.  I beg your indulgence and ask you to share my joy.  The post IS about health, but more than anything else, it is one that I ultimately just could not contain merely within my own heart and forum.)

Reposted from Ask Tony Isaacs:

Hi folks -

You know, sometimes it gets awfully lonely and the spirits lag a bit when you make very little money, work very long hours days on end and try to keep going even in spite of things like criticism saying that what you are doing is wrong and accusations that you are causing people to turn away from the real medicine that could save their lives and turning them to voodoo medicine and herbs only to line your own pockets (and forget how empty they are!), or that you are a nutcase for all the concerned posts you make as DQ the quixotic crusader about the evils you see threatening our health and seeking to take away our freedoms.

Even when you know in your heart that you are right, it just gets hard sometimes, you know?  And I have to admit that it is a frightening and heartwrenching thing to advise others about their health, and often I stay awake at night worrying how this or that person I advised is faring.  I mean who am I, a mere flawed mortal with far less than perfect knowledge after all, to have anyone place their health, and perhaps even their very life in my trust?

Then you get a wonderful email like this one (which came today from a member of my Yahoo Oleandersoup Healthgroup) and your heart sings with joy, your faith in yourself and humanity is restored, as well as in the One who watches over us, and you just want to share it with the world!  It goes without saying that this has truly made my Thanksgiving one to find much to be thankful for - and foremost of that is the honor and privilege of doing the best I can to help people like Toya (who wrote the email) and those in my health forums and on the entire Curezone website.

Hi Tony,
I just want to say being the sleepy participator that I much I appreciate this group....Luella May's heart....Roberts research skills....Jeffery's ability to lay down his life for a friend....Dr.G's reasuring words......not to mention your heart for humanity and "Get"er Done" passion !I really appreciate all of you and have notice a significant size reduction in the lump under my arm and in my breast sense starting OS 3 weeks ago! I am truly
blessed by what I read daily and encouraged.....You all are a part of what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving !
Gratefully Yours,

And so my heartfelt reply:

You have made me so happy that I cried.  It is messages like yours that make me proud of what I am doing and confirm my conviction that what I am devoting the rest of my life to is a good and honorable endeavor worth however much sacrifice it entails - and help keep me going no matter what.
I would also add Ed to your list - it is he who started it all by devising "oleander soup" and he is the one who started the original oleandersoup health group.  Not only that, but he is a true Prince among men and, like Luella May, one of God's angels flying close to the ground.
Your precious words of hope and inspiration will be at the very top of my own Thanksgiving list of things I am thankful for.
Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart!
May I share your message with my groups?

Ahhhhhhh Tony you're wonderful and a gift to us all....
Please share it and let them be encouraged and lifted up..... that no effort goes un notice by HIS watchful eye!
You are a provision HE has made for us !
Most Sincerely,

Oh my . . . I do not know how many tears a grown man is allowed to shed in one day, especially one with a big dumb smile on their face, but surely I have exceeded the limit, whatever it may be.

Well, I suppose that now I must confess to one and all that, for all my bluster and bravado both as myself as the crusader DQ, sometimes I am just a wimpy pushover. I guess it should have been an early clue when I could not help but shed a few tears at Gone With the Wind, Casablanca and An Affair to Remember, and later for Sleepless in Seattle, An Officer and a Gentleman, and even, for goodness sakes, You've Got Mail and Pretty Woman.

I also have to confess that for all the evil I see lurking in this world and in the hearts of men, and for all the railing and tilting of Quixote's lance against it, I nevertheless have a greater enduring faith in the goodness of mankind and the Goodness that brought mankind into being.

May this message of hope and confirmation serve as my way of wishing each and everyone of you a joyous and wonderful Thanksgiving filled with much to be thankful for, inspite of your own trials and tribulations.  Thanks to that message, mine already is!

With a humble yet uplifted heart, your sappy and happy host, the eternally hopeless hopeful optimist,

Tony Isaacs

"Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense" - Winston Churchill

"Do not despair at your tribulations, for they are My glory for you" - Eph 3:13


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