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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.
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”
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”
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
She posted this cool picture on my Facebook page in June of 2013. We will meet again one day and have that sandwich at Subway. She tried hard to stay alive.
Blue Sky Saturday in Roberta, Georgia. I sit here 1/4 mile from the Dixie Overland Highway. Yep, that’s U.S.Highway 80. Looks like the beginnings of a Great Day! Mom and Dash-the-dog are up and at-em already.
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