[Am taking a deep breath and posting this one…it feels tremendously personal. I have chosen to take a leap and go with it.]
My mothers’ recent health crises has, as said in previous posts, sent me spinning.
Into an unknown that has hit us all. Hard.
My mother’s strength, perseverance, positivity, and creativity, are an inspiration. Listening to Sarah Kay in a recent TED lecture I was moved to consider my perspective through this new life challenge. Her words are illuminating and encouraging.
Reading Ken Robinson’s The Element inspiration is found not only in his philosophy, but in the stories he tells of achievements against all odds or expectations. His words have reminded me of the notion that life is a series of choices that are presented to us, with each choice there must be an acceptance of consequence and a certain commitment to fulfilling that choice. When we follow our passion [when we are in our element], we fulfill that choice with authenticity, in turn the process is joyful and time is fleeting. We are then true to ourselves. In a society focused on immediate success void of failure, it is sometimes very difficult to make those authentic choices. I propose a new app for that.
‘ichoose’ is an app that takes into consideration our values, beliefs, and priorities for us. It considers our personal histories and happenings which are woven within this crazy life. Simply tap the ichoose app! [wouldn’t it be great if all decision-making was so simple?]
And so, Today ichoose…
- to seek [and remember] laughter being shared with my mother and family, for it is truly the best medicine.
- to be thankful for family that, despite physical or emotional distance, comes together in their own way to support one another and our parents.
- to appreciate and respect the amazing gift that is the human body with all of its systems keeping things in homeostatic check, so that we can move through life and pursue our dreams.
- to find ways to combine all that I know, and all that I do not know, to craft ways to encourage others [and remind myself] to learn to love and appreciate moving their bodies in an attempt to prevent any possible chance of their experiencing diabetes.
- to craft ways to encourage youth to give their health the attention it deserves.
- to write my way through all of this.