The One Thing You Can Change That Will Change Your World!

shutterstock_141168931The older I get the more I realize there is very little in life I can control. My grandchildren get sick, neighbors struggle, friendships threaten to crumble and I am helpless to change the circumstances or the people in them.

It took about 20 minutes of marriage to realize I was pretty powerless to change my new bride. When our children reached their teen years the myth that I was in control evaporated almost completely.  So… what can we do about anything? 

How Does a Disorganized Person Get Organized?

I am one of the most organized, disorganized people on the planet.  I call it OD! Organized Disorganization. On top of that I have a healthy dose of ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Dis… Squirrel! Look at the words in that definition.

My work is done here

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Attention Deficit: Can’t pay attention,

Hyperactivity: But always busy doing something.

Are any of you out there like me?  Does the influx of tasks seem overwhelming? Does it take you a decade to clean clean your desk and only days for it to disappear beneath a stack of stuff again? Here’s how I am learning to survive.

Try!

saralee_on_porch_400_t8doA few years ago my friend  “funny stuff” dealer, Mike Atkinson  sent me a very inspirational article written by columnist Saralee Perel.

Saralee and her husband Bob have become dear friends of mine.  Please read this inspirational piece entitled A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES: REALIZING AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM by Saralee Perel and be encouraged!

 

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” Christopher Reeve

Recently, for the first time in five years I simply went out back, put my cane down, and started walking. I made it 42 yards.

Today I walked 5 miles.

[Repost] Michele Cushatt: When You Need to Get Your Fight Back

Photograph of Michele after we climbed a mountain together in Colorado. This girl knows how to live Fully Alive!

Photograph of Michele after we climbed a mountain together in Colorado. This girl knows how to live Fully Alive!

As I opened my computer to write todays post, my eye was drawn to the most recent post of my dear friend, Michele Cushatt, who is fighting cancer.  Here at the beginning of the new year, whether you are riding the crest of success or gasping for breath and seeking a ray of hope, this honest and courageous story will inspire you to keep fighting to live fully alive. I am convinced God wanted me to see this today and to share it with you!