I am not preaching here by any means! Click here to see the eight truths I wish I had accepted all my life. I've had to accept these truths since ALS, but I wish it didn't take ALS to wake me up! The sooner you can accept these, the better off you'll be. If I had embraced them sooner, I could have bypassed a lot of anger and, thus, depression [which is really anger redirected at yourself]. I would be interested in feedback, either privately or in comments. Do you agree with these? Has any of these impacted you personally, as they have impacted me? And, do you have any truths to add to this list?
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.
Friday, February 27, 2009
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Thanks for pointing out those truths.
I know that the article is highlighting harsh truths, but I'd like to add,
9. "Stop and Smell the Flowers."
We sometimes get caught up in the little details of life, and take for granted all of the beauty and wonder that's around us all the time. Learning the value of something after it is gone, in this case, is one of life's great tragedies.
I should have thought of that one myself! And I would like to paraphrase that
"Take time to help a sick friend [or a healthy friend for that matter] smell the flowers and otherwise have some pleasure, especially if that friend is unable to get out without help. You will be surprised how good it will make YOU feel to do that. A funeral or a deathbed is too late to show someone you care."
Fern you are awesome.. Another Wisdom I have found is
Appreciate what you have..
Thanks so much for being a friend. I was really lucky to find you.
yep, Chuck..so true! Even PALS who lose so much! Every day I am thankful I can type on my computer!
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