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Encouraged by his example

Friday, February 01, 2013

As i was running laps in the Rec Ctr this morning, i came across an elderly gentleman who was walking laps with an obvious limp. I would say that judging by the way he was walking and some other things about his stature that he was the victim of a stroke. I asked him how many laps he was going to do today. He told me that he does 20. I offered him some encouragement for doing something so challenging.

As i thought about our conversation, i was reminded about a lot of things. I am obviously blessed with good health, and at any moment that could change radically.

My hope and prayer is that no matter what i face in life i will be as diligent as this gentleman was in trying to stay as healthy as possible.

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    Yes, we are indeed blessed !
    1363 days ago
  • DOOBIE893
    1364 days ago
    I totally agree with you. I also thank God for my health every day. One of my main reasons for being healthy is to help people that don't have the health or to help in time of need.

    Have a blessed weekend!

    1364 days ago
    I love this story because it shows that inspiration can come from anywhere and anyone. It's not just movie stars and olympians that move us, sometimes its the stroke victim or the back-in-shaper jogging in front of my house every day that reminds me not to squander the gift.
    1364 days ago
    Hope you do stay healthy and keep a good attitude.
    Thanks for sharing God's love of people with the other gentleman. A simple thing, but always appreciated.
    1364 days ago
    Seeing people like that getting out there and doing it, makes me feel lazy.

    However, i am encouraged by this! If he can do it, why can't I?

    1364 days ago
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