“Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.
If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.”
― C.S. Lewis
Attributed to Abraham Lincoln. This quote does not describe me, although I wish it did. Maybe I can change that. I can change that!
Just thinking a thought that provided some good feelings. We can use those sometimes. 46 years of full-time work. Money was donated to churches and some to charities. A lot of taxes were paid. A family was raised.
It’s a good feeling to know that folks used some of that money to help other human beings, in many parts of the world. I imagine some of it was not spent wisely, but I bet some of it was spent wisely.
Thinking a lot of us get to have those good feelings.
Yep, Steve, you are right, a lot of good is being done all over the world.
Sure, we have a lot of bad things going on, on our planet, but we also have a lot of good things going on, on our planet.
To name a few organizations :
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
The National Institute on Aging
The National Institute of Health
Their are more. This list is of the ones I’ve spent a few days reading of. Doing the research has raised my awareness.
Charity Navigator has information on most of the folks.
“I see things day in and day out, things that make me sick inside. Old people nobody cares about, people lying in allies and doorways. Children dying of disease because the money to find a cure is being spent on weapons that kill other children, and that’s wrong.” from “Heaven can Wait”
Well, hello Sunday. Can you really help?
Growing up, Sunday’s were good days. They had some peace to them, and it seemed like we could relax a bit. The problems were still there, but we felt okay putting them to the side for the day. Yep, Sunday’s were good days. They still strike me that way. I believe in Sharpening the Saw.
Sharpening the Saw is a luxury many folks do not have. I am Grateful!
I spent a great deal of time in the last day or two browsing the website. I found what I consider to be a lot of information there. The website says they come under the umbrella of the National Institute of Health. The responsibility they have seems enormous. No need to do a bunch of cutting and pasting to fill up a blog post. Here is a link to their website.
I was surprised at the enormity of information.
He was the flag bearer and was mortally wounded. He was advancing with his company and was on his hands and knees. He was trying to continue and keep the flag off the ground, that was his duty. An opposing soldier saw this and ran over and held the flag up as the wounded soldier died. Then he gently laid the flag to the ground and went back to battle.
He was born July 28th, 1958. I first heard of him a few years back, but didn’t really pursue it. In 2012 his name began popping up again. I used Google and YouTube to find inspiration like I had never known. Terry had been diagnosed with osteosarcoma. His right leg was amputated. He embarked on a run across Canada to raise money and awareness for cancer. He ran for 143 days and covered 3,339 miles. He died on June 28th, 1981. Terry was steadfast and had an attitude about his situation. He would not think of himself as disabled.
How did he cope with his diagnosis of alzheimer’s? He knows it can’t be cured.
He became an advocate, a spokesman. His response was selflessness.
It was an honor to meet him. He is my Facebook friend. He is a kind, gentle and sweet man.