Until 2004, I was an independent and active woman -- a former airline sales exec and then a high school educator. Then my body kept betraying me. I was finally diagnosed with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease -- confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak. With life at a slower pace, I learned to live a more conscious and mindful life -- buying, eating and other choices. I listen instead of talking, and I observe instead of running and rushing.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Idol Gives Back
well, nothing like this show to remind me that I have no right to complain about anything. Today, I am okay, and I will be figuring out a way today to give something back. In fact, I will be looking at ways to pay forward what others have given to me. When my own bills are paid this month, and every month, I commit myself to giving some of what I have left, no matter how small. Even if it's a piece of clothing given to a charity that dresses homeless women to go out on a job interview, I do have excess. I have been blessed with 52.7 good years so far on this earth [and I hope a few more]. Any writing about it on my blog will be for me to keep myself in check, and hopefully inspire others to be thankful for today, and to give one little thing whenever possible, to make someone else's life better. The one thing that sticks with me is that $10 can buy netting to put over the beds of babies in Africa to keep the mosquitos out, and save babies from malaria. I am going to start with that.
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