Thankful in Adversity

I am at home alone today.  My family scheduled so we could all be present, so we’ll be having a meal Sunday instead of today.  I’m just as glad since I am stuck recuperating from a nasty bout of sciatica.  Holidays are the worst time for this stuff, and it always seems to pop up…

The Real Pain

Today I have to talk about pain.  Not because I am in any particular level of it right now, but because of an unfolding scenario I have been observing that has played out many times over in the lives of my friends.  Chronic illness and pain patients are all too often accused of wrongdoing while…

What Are You Waiting For?

Recently I have seen/heard two different people say that they are waiting until they are 80 to make their “bucket list”.  My question to both was the same.  “What good is the list if you wait until you are too old to do what’s on it?”  The whole point of the list is to be…

Red Light, Green Light.. and Sometimes Yellow

I honestly would have thought my only problem with this ever would be telling myself to get up and move.  The new issue is knowing when to slow down, or even stop, so that I can pace myself and recover routinely – and it is not easy for me.  I find it frustrating the moments that I get a…

Journey of a Thousand Miles

Lao Tzu said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.“ May you never in your life have to analyze as intensely, and in such detail as I have had to, what the mechanics are of a single step. We take walking for granted, if it has come easy to us most…

Five Miles of Trail

I decided that I am staying on the low trail until I can afford the boots I need.  Coming back down the Little Mountain hill yesterday was a little rough in athletic shoes, and the last thing I want right now is a turned ankle or a slip and fall.  I’m a little sore, but…