We Get One Shot at This
In our lifetime we will get large and small opportunities to make a difference. And until it hits close to home, we won’t really consider it. Well my “IT” has arrived. Three years ago I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. For the past 36 months I have been migrating from the angry stage to the aware stage. I’ve been an athlete all my life. This diagnosis did not make sense; I had no family history, etc. I’m finally aware that my calling is larger than my wee-self. Next November 2015 I will have gathered a team of awesome friends and family to cycle over 60 miles with me in Tucson, Arizona. I plan to raise $40,000. I have set a goal. It feels good. My butt is sore just thinking about this journey. But I can picture the finish line: sore butt, tight legs, big smiles and tears. I’ll look into the eyes of my team members and realize what a blessing it is to be alive and have the health and inspiration to accomplish something this big. When it’s bigger than we are, we should not fear it, we go conquer it!
Life is Short so Enjoy the Ride
Loraine Smith / StyleHealthEnergy
To learn more go to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)