The Postman

"You made Mrs. March feel like she could see again. You made Ford believe he was part of something. You give out hope like it was candy in your pocket."

Robert Heinlein

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."

Gilda Radner

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”

Patrick Overton

"When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly."

Day 9: Getting Stronger

  I enjoyed an incredible trail walk with my son, Michael Sundvall today through Salado Creek Greenway North. It was DEFINITELY a workout for my legs! It was so nice to be able to enjoy nature for my walk! Thank you Michael! I also found some new muscles (from the little hills) that had somehow escaped the pain before now! …

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Day 8: Whoah Grandma!

“Whoah Grandma! You walked how far? Without help? Dang!” If we could see life through the eyes of a child, I think we would learn just about everything we need to know. Have you ever watched a small child on a mission to accomplish something? Absolutely nothing will deter them. If my grandson sees my cell phone, he is going …

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Day 7: Lessons Learned

  Don’t face the free weights area when the body builders are working out while you are on the treadmill. Yeah, I know they are hot but the distraction isn’t worth it and you will just trip and drool all over the equipment. Don’t face the mirrors either. It will scare the living daylights out of you when you realize …

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Day 6: Courage

  Before my eyes were all the way open this morning I was battling that inner voice offering me every possible excuse for why I really shouldn’t push myself today. Between triple digit temps and a blister the size of Texas (okay, not quite that big) on my toe my thoughts were definitely not on getting my lazy butt out …

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Day 5: So Much More

  Is it just me, or do all of us have an inner dialogue going on with everything we do? The thing is, one of those voices loves to tell us we aren’t good enough, or that we can’t accomplish what we set out to do. You hear that voice too, right? Oh lawdy, I hope it isn’t just me… …

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