I am off to see the Doc this afternoon. I hope he can give me something to settle down my system.
A big hello to Quinn. Quinn is a very nice young lady. Years ago while in my stay in Beusejour I met Quinn when she was about 10 or 12 years old. It is a very small world as I ran into her a few weeks back and Vi and I saw her again last night. Quinn was married several weeks ago, met the lucky groom John. My best wishes to you both.
I have been thinking about having a blog party. Now I am not even really sure what I mean when I say having a blog party. I had thought of doing something then the blog hit 200,000 hits but missed it. Then thought about doing something at 210,000 hits but again somehow missed that. It seems the actual number of hits is becoming less and less important to me. I am satisfied just knowing people are reading what I have written and that I am seemingly able to help some. It really is such an amazing feeling to know you have helped another.
I have though realized I do want to have a celebration. A celebration of the fact that I am still alive. Now that very statement may sound strange to many. But, really we all should celebrate every day the fact that the Good Lord has given us another day on this earth, with our loved ones. Life has no guarantees and everyday should be seen as a gift, recognized and celebrated as such.
Now I have chosen November 1st to be my celebration day. I want to turn that day into a day of celebration of the fact I am alive. Why November 1st..
Well that wast the date that I heard the one and only time expectation I have had from a doctor as to how long I might have on the earth. His words are still burned into my mind. “There is no way to tell, it could be 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months, a year, a year and a half or even two years if you are lucky.” Hearing news like that can certainly cheer you right “Down”.
Well guess what. Two years if I am lucky, phooey. November 1st. will mark 6 years and I am still going. Granted maybe I am not going as strongly as I was but I am still going and that is what counts. Never give up on living life to the fullest extent you can. You just never know.
I believe this blog has had a lot to do with my life, my very survival. I have received so much encouragement and support from around the world. Thousands have said prayers for me, for which I am so very grateful. Mere words can not express my gratitude.
On November 1st. please join me in my celebration, I AM ALIVE. maybe we can take that celebration one step further so that every single person that may read this will celebrate the fact they are alive. The I am alive celebration will be for me but for each and everyone. Everyone will take the I AM ALIVE wording to mean themselves. We will all celebrate the fact we are alive.
Now for me this is a big anniversary to be celebrating. Now to help me celebrate I have done in the past I am asking for gifts from all that may read this. That’s right, I am flat out asking for a gift from everyone. I mean doesn’t an anniversary this big for me deserve a gift of some sort.
This is the gift I am asking for. Perform a simple random act of kindness. What the actual act is, doesn’t matter. For whom you perform the act doesn’t matter. It doesn’t have to cost anything, the size of the act again doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you did it. You made the world a little bit better with a simple act of kindness, for which I thank you.
So where does the gift for me come into the mix. I ask that you leave me a message here on the blog, telling me what you did. Help me to know I am making a difference.
Each such message will be seen by me as the most wonderful gift I could have possibly received. It will not be seen as boasting or bragging, nothing like that. Reading your messages may encourage others to do the same. We can change the world, one small act at a time.
Usually, all we read about in the news is the bad stuff. Good hard working people make up the majority of this world and kindness does prevail everywhere. Let’s tell the world about the other side of things, the good and kind side.