Speaking with a psychologist recently she was explaining one of her thoughts about us humans.
She says she sees on Facebook sometimes a post similar to this: “Be kind to everyone because you have no idea what they may be going through” She likes that, but she notices this particular behavior for a reason, and she will follow that person’s post for a bit and usually within a short time, they post something like this: “Some stupid jerk in the line at Walmart today caused me to be late, he couldn’t find his debit card, and I let him know what I thought about it.
She went on to say that she thinks some folks may not pay attention to their behavior, but she thinks some people do it purposely to garner attention from both camps on social media.
Maybe it’s something a lot of folks aspire to. Yeah, that could be it.
My gut tells me that most folks don’t wake up, sit up, look in the mirror and say to themselves:
“I’m going to go see how I can mess up my life some more today”
That’s important to have on our minds about us and others too, if you agree, if not, it might not matter to you.
On Saturday, July 26, 2014 I did something that was fun, time consuming and tiring. I went up and down the 604 stairs at Amicalola Falls State Park. Up is 604, down is 604 and my 55 times were round trips. That comes to 66,440 stairs within a 24 hour period.
The stairs are 7 inches high and that puts the elevation gain that day at around 19,378 feet. No wonder I was so tired.
Two pacers helped out, mostly with their awesome attitudes.
The miles were measured many different ways . . . pedometer, Map my run, Map my walk, S1, Google Maps, Road signs, measuring tracks and then counting laps and the Charity Miles application.
18,000 miles (approximately) on foot since June 1, 2012.
The miles took me through 17 states.
Approximately 5000 miles were covered pushing my jogging stroller.
I’m extremely Grateful to be able to do what I do and even more Grateful for all of the help I have had.
Here’s a silly picture . . .
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward” Martin Luther King Jr
My friend sent me a text – “We have to keep moving”
I look at the different faces each time, sometimes it’s the mum’s, other times the 4 year olds, other times the other child or adult.
“Nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race” Calvin Coolidge
I have so much to learn concerning Down syndrome, but it will come with time, and then my message will get a little clearer. My awareness will precede my voice because I don’t want to make mistakes. I think I’m getting better at asking, listening and not jumping to conclusions.
Lots of suffering on out little planet and lots of folks doing their best to help.