I am in a little slump with the blog. My readership numbers were down last month after being super for six months. And my energy is low. I think I can attribute both of these things to the fact the Spring got here and we are outside away from their computers. At least that is what I keep telling myself. But still I complain.
This morning in my usual perusal of FB I came across this birthday announcement for Anne Frank. She would be 85 today if she had lived. The pic is very moving but the quote under the pic really got me. I love her sense of purpose and really that is what I need to get me off my butt.
Sunday another instance of this kind of enthusiasm touched me. A friend invited me along to go to a Mariner’s game in Seattle. It was a nice outing for us even though the Mariner’s got shutout. Anyway, directly in the seats in front of us were a couple from Canada. There were a lot of Canadians in the stands since we were playing Toronto. The man was majorly unstandard in his build. He obviously had some big issues with birth defects that were impacting him. But he was motivated and functioning in the normal world. The wife was beautiful and she had the big diamond on her hand and they traveled with a sweet service dog. But they didn’t choose to sit in the handicapped area, they made it up and down the concrete steps and sat in the stadium seats like us folks that take our capabilities for granted. When I think of this it makes me want to never complain again ever.
So here I am whittling away at the blog and my body and mind are functioning mostly. There are no snow storms storms or hurricanes outside. I have a lovely wife and family. I have wonderful friends and Caminoheads that check in with me. Not to mention living on an island in Puget Sound USA, no shooting war going on. No Nazis are patrolling the road and woods.
It is time to dig down deep and find that inner go juice. OK, off to work. See you soon, Love, Felipe.