Category Archives: Quotes

Barefoot Jake Brown

He helped me out a few times, a few years ago. As a matter of fact, I had the pleasure of meeting him somewhere in New Mexico I think. He ran across America barefoot. Yep, you’re reading that correctly, barefoot. A couple of days ago he ran 100 miles in 24 hours, and yeah, he was barefoot. 

I found this on his website awhile back: “Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, they send forth a tiny ripple of hope. These ripples build a current, which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

P.S. After posting this I found this picture of us. 

Somewhere in New Mexico, I think.

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this is something I want to remember 

I don’t need to go to distant places to help. Their’s plenty to do here. 

I’m trying to be somebody 

Each time I see myself being indignant at something, telling myself that it’s crazy nobody does anything about this or that, or that something doesn’t exist yet, I remember I am somebody too and that I can be this person. I can create this thing.”

The paragraph above is taken from the writings you will see if you follow the link below. 

https://lauramarietv.com/how-to-be-happy-when-we-are-aware-of-all-the-suffering-in-the-world/

Christmas and alzheimer’s disease – couple of thoughts

Spent part of this chilly and drizzly day reading thoughts from families that have been through Christmas as a caregiver. Most speak of keeping it simple so their patient remains comfortable. Some spoke of fond memories before this happened.

One blog post spoke to realizing how unimportant gifts had become to her. Her gift is that her dad is still with her. She said she has his back.

I came upon this in the Alzheimer’s Reading Room:

“For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through, The Joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.”     John Greenleaf Whittier

Where am I and what am I doing?

Still here in Crawford County, Georgia with mom. We’ve been taking care of each other, off and on, since January 24th, 2016. Folks ask where I would rather be. I can say stuff, but here is where my responsibility is and it’s all good.

I manage a few miles every day, stretch often and eat pretty good. Pain here and there is normal. I watch Netflix some.

Raising awareness is a major part of my life. Right now, I am raising mine. There are always two sides to everything, and sometimes three and four.

“Thank you for brightening my world”

a quote from a neuroscientist 

“Within the core of each of us is the child we once were. This child constitutes the foundation of what we have become, who we are, and what we will be.”     Rhawn Joseph 

mom says march to the beat of your own drummer 

Mom recently turned 89 years old. Her husband passed away one year and seven months ago. It’s been awesome listening to her speak about how we all must keep going. She tries to do the chores she has always done. She looks forward to celebrating her 100th birthday. 

I read this quote to her, and she liked it;

You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”     Mandy Hale

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