If you're lucky enough to be in the mountains, you are lucky enough.
When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Help friends to help friends
That said, I'd like to point you to those friends of mine and their cause they are running for:
Doctor Lisa Bliss is supporting Team St. Lukes, the information is on her right side bar.
Endurance extraordinare and coach Lisa Smith-Batchen is helping MPD foundation, and she is doing DOUBLE for the second time! That's 300 miles (because of Mt. Whitney climb addition) for those who cares:)
Greg Pressler, a local all-around endurance athlete and sports writer, is all about Soles4Souls.
Make no mistake when checking it out and thinking about it: every little counts. I could never afford to spare $100's or even the lowest proposed amount, but there is always an option to offer "other" that anybody can take on. After all, that bit, a dolarr or few, put together - helps.
And on this note - a nice email I got yesterday:
PEOPLE COME INTO YOUR LIFE FOR A REASON
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend
and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring t he relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is
Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.