Sunday, December 7, 2014

Life in Recovery

I've gained so many insights while in recovery from major back surgery.  Lessons about patience and acceptance abound.  Years of a high-intensity lifestyle brought to a screeching but necessary halt.  Wearing a brace for 3 months felt like a form of prison ... bars around my freedom.  Yet, in the grand scheme of things, the restriction was short-lived and required of me should I wish to return to a robust life of activity.  Perspective gained, I became grateful.  Thankful.  Full of joy and cheer for the chance to get up and get going again. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Life Lessons by Admiral William H. McRaven

Start each day with a task completed.

Find someone to help you through life.

Respect everyone.

Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often, but if take you take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up—if you do these things, then next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today and—what started here will indeed have changed the world—for the better.