Category Archives: inspiration

hey buddy . . I love your quote. It helps me Keep Going to think this way 

“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 “longest race” and we all participate in it

I saw a post on Facebook referencing a very, very long race. Some say races are “little lives,” you know, may show how we might handle our whole lives. I don’t know about that, but such makes me think and that is good. Anyway, it made me think of the longest, so to speak, race, we will participate in. It’s real. It’s called “life.” I found this tidbit of information on the internet.  

The average moderately active person may take around 7500 steps a day. If you maintain that daily average and live until 80 years of age, you’ll have walked about 216,262,500 steps in your lifetime. Doing the math, the average person, with an average stride, living until age 80, will walk a distance of around 110,000 miles.

That’s far. That’s a long race. It’s called “Life.” 

Maybe it’s true, that only one “Finish Line” really matters. 

Monday – June 19th, 2017

to keep going,  Keep Going! 

“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 

“Some human beings have an undying spirit. They constantly overcome adversity and nurture a positive and creative approach to living”

“Although there are many paths up the mountain, one small step is the only way to begin the climb. And always remember you are not alone and there will be help along the way”

“There is a path you must take to cross the finish line, and there is no promise that the path will be easy. In fact, why would you think it would be easy?”

are you a good caregiver? 

I read this somewhere on the internet. I witnessed some of this. I’ve heard about this.  

  • “Probably no matter what happens, around 50% may think you are a horrible caregiver, and the other 50% may think you are the best. This may include family, friends, neighbors, or really anyone that has heard of what you are doing and how you handle the job. Just do your best and remember you can’t help anyone if you are dead”

Persistence #ENDALZ 

Raising awareness full time for over 5 years.

Nothing in this world 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.” Calvin Coolidge

Eric Liddell – Scottish athlete, sprinter,  Olympian, Protestant missionary

A movie was made about Mr. Liddell. (Chariots of Fire)

Eric Henry Liddell was a Scottish athlete, Rugby Union International player and missionary, who chose his religion beliefs over competing in an olympic race held on a Sunday. At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, Lydell refused to run in the heats for his favorite 100m because they were held on a Sunday. Instead he competed in the 400m held on a weekday, a race that he won. He returned to China in 1925 to serve as a missionary teacher. 

  • Birth Date – January 16th, 1902
  • Birth Place – Tianjin, Quing Dynasty
  • Death Date – February 21st, 1945 ( age 43)
  • Death Place – Weihsien Internment Camp
  • Cause of death – Brain tumor
  • Educated at – University of Edinburgh 

could I still pitch my tent?

Yep, it used to take me 15 minutes to put up my tent. Now because of pain and such, it takes almost twice as long. That’s okay right? Gotta keep going. If someone saw me struggle and ask could they do it for me, sometimes I might say sure and other times I might say, no I got it. Got to keep trying right? I’m not done as long as I keep trying! When I die I want it to be while I’m trying to do something!

the little tree in the huge one

The little oak tree came out of the ground about 3 feet inside this big tree. The trunk and the other branches have no leaves. This one branch has sought out the sunshine and looks beautiful and seems to be maintaining the whole tree. The little tree may have a tremendous desire to live.

more about dad #ENDALZ 

I dedicated the Epic Journey Across America in 2013 to my dad. After he died with alzheimer’s disease, I found myself wishing I had spent more time both with him and on him. The dad who had served his country in World War II and worked hard and long for his family was gone. 

But, I have a sense that he understood and understands. He knew life was tough sometimes. Yep, I miss that man. 

about Wilson – lots of folks

Someone designed the Bob Revolution SE Jogging Stroller. Someone built him. Someone formed a partnership with a retail company. Someone drove a tractor trailer to the retail company and delivered it. Someone unloaded that truck. Someone sold that very stroller to me.

Yep, I know, I probably left folks out, but not intentionally.

That’s a lot of folks that helped me get Wilson. I am Grateful!