Joan and Mike Saxton wrote: The one in pursuit of anything must undergo difficulties and hardships until the object in view is attained and the great success is obtained. -Abdu'l-Baha
Brent Kurz wrote: I just got back from a 45 minute walk and feel good. I haven't been walking much in the past 12 months for a variety of reasons and just started getting back into my routine again, particularly in the past week. I just finished reading your log, and I will be going to back to it for my motivation to keep going. Your dedication and perseverance is inspiring. (By the way, when do you sleep?)
Sabena Ali wrote: I should've been in Edmonton with you this weekend, but, other stuff got in the way. I know that ravine well!! I did it with Sunita on the long weekend and I truly know how you feel. Two boot camp workouts last week and over 13,000 steps today, and the day isn't done yet. Great weather here, so it's time to get the garden planted and the lawn repaired from Oreo. Lots still to do, but I know you're doing so much more, and I commend you. After the soreness of a 11K walk, I honestly don't know how you manage to do 15-18K's per day. Like you, I don't like running, but maybe I'll add biking to my excursions. I havent ridden in 13 years, ever since Oreo joined our finally, so it's time try it again. Had a little taste of it today and I forgot just how much I like riding.
Janet Madramootoo wrote: Hi Savitri: Keep up the good work! You have inspired me to start walking. Please say hello to your Mom, Dad and the rest of your family for me. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love always
|chris cavanagh wrote: Sandra, i send love and warmth to you and your father and mother. Your words above remind me of my friend dian marino who lived with cancer for many years and outlived a diagnosis of terminal bone cancer by many years. She wrote about living with cancer and insisted that "living with" was a much better disposition all around than "fighting". She remains an inspiration to me though i have missed her deeply for a long while now. It is a great sorrow to have to witness the suffering of those we love dearly - but there can yet be gifts within such times - gifts of connection and attention. As Martin Buber wrote: "This fragile life between birth and death can nevertheless be a fulfillment - if it is a dialogue. In our life and experience we are addressed; by thought and speech and action, by producing and by influencing we are able to answer. For the most part we do not listen to the address, or we break into it with chatter. But if the word comes to us and the answer proceeds from us then human life exists, though brokenly, in the world. The kindling of the response, which occurs time and again, to the unexpectedly approaching speech, we term responsibility. We practice responsibility for that realm of life allotted and entrusted to us for which we are able to respond, that is, for which we have a relation of deeds which may count - in all our inadequcy - as a proper response." |
Beatrice Dwarkaprasad wrote: Sav, Happy Mother's Day. I'm so proud of your accomplishments. You are very inspirational as always. Very encouraging to me at least. I need this right now. I hope you write a book of your experience. Say hello to Dad and all around you. Way to go Girl!!!!!!! I think you went to Cummings Lodge High School Eh. Keep up the good works.
Alireza wrote: Hi Sandra, I just came back from Iran yesterday and now I see that so many beautiful events happened when I was absent ;) As I know you, you are able to do everything at every time. Go Sandraa, Go!
Rudy Gafur wrote: Savitree, My heart is with you for your courage, determination and your unwavering spirit. Your strength of character and God's guidance will prevail, and you will overcome your doubts and diffidence; you will complete the journey on which you are embarking. You are not one to give up. We all falter at times, but you have what it takes to get up and continue your project. You have the greatest motivation that a person can have, i.e. the love of a child for a parent. You have stood by your father like the rock of Gibraltar, and God will see you through this. Remember, many people are behind you and are praying for your success. Be strong, be brave and have faith. Good luck and God's blessings.
Pat Mohr wrote: Sandra, way to go !!! I had forgotten how much I enjoy your journalling (and your wonderful sense of humour). It must be so aggravating to have to train in such cold weather; however, I think it's better for you than the heat of, say, July!! "With God, all things are possible." You and He make good partners! Bless you . . . and go for it! Give my very best to your Dad and Mom.
Simmone wrote: My family and i will be praying for you to make it to the end of the marathon all the best you can do it