Raising money for the Special Olympics and the National Down Syndrome Society. This is for my little friend.

Do folks care about their health?

I think the reality of that may be all over the place. It’s evident that I did care after my stay in ICU, but what about the previous 15 years when I was considered obese?

I don’t know where the numbers come from, but a day or two ago I read that approximately 84% of New Years resolutions have to do with improving health.

Like I mentioned, where the numbers come from, I’m not sure. Some folks say that us humans hunt for numbers to back up what we think. Regardless, I do think most of us do care about good health, especially when we are sick.

My favorite quote – a picture of Erma

like eagles

But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

A great verse

Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you, give careful thought to the paths for your feet, and be steadfast in all your ways.

supposed to be doing this

It was a good day. I felt stronger than usual, more determined, focused, sure of my mission. I’m supposed to be doing this, covering these miles, day after day after day, for over 6 years.

Powerful Words from a kid

I was totally out of energy, more stairs needed climbing, but I knew it was over, knew I would not reach my goal. The young man that had no idea what I was thinking, patted me on the back, and spoke a few words, they will be between me and him, they were good words, said with a good tone.

I stood up, looked up, and took off and did not stop until the goal was reached.

I realized a couple of days later that I had put nothing in my mouth, no food, no drink, words, those words, his words were so powerful, especially coming from him.

a wish for 2019

Attending a Special Olympics and National Down Syndrome Society event is a possibility in 2019. Other responsibilities may hinder that, but we will see.

Here’s a link to their websites:

Dr. Seuss stuff

My friend shared these with me.

Courage and resilience matter

Amicalola Falls State Park

My weight was approximately 270 pounds when I took my first step. When I stepped off, to head west, the scales showed 155.

“Good humor matters, optimism matters, but we cannot write the rules of life, and sometimes courage and resilience will matter most of allJennifer Worth

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’ “ Erma Bombeck

the oomph is gone for now

I get up every day, do the right things, in the right order, but something’s different.

The excitement, there is none. It, hopefully, will return. This is a “no hype zone.” Being a caregiver has been tough for me. There is much to give up, much to gain, and many new realizations and new circumstances to experience.

Mom and I have been together almost 2 years and 10 months.

My mood don’t seem to affect my ability to do stuff.

“Good humor matteyrs, optimism matters, but we cannot write the rules of life, and sometimes courage and resilience will matter most of all” Jennifer Worth