It's been a while since I've written!
And I thought I would jump back in with a HEAVY question! Haha
As some of you know, I had a family emergency that has been the focal point of my life for the last 3 weeks. I haven't been able to to much writing, much reading or much commenting!
But I've been doing a LOT of thinking.
I had a dear friend growing up who sincerely believed he wouldn't live past 30. When you're only 15, 30 seems "ancient".
Well we are both now 46 and thankfully - he was wrong about his untimely death - and he is still very much alive!
The problem is...
Since he believed he would only live til he was 30, he lived recklessly, dangerously and haphazardly. He was pretty much setting in motion a self-fulfilling prophecy that would ensure that he would NOT make it past 30.
And yet, he did.
...And now lives with a lot of consequences of that very reckless life, making all those future years PAST 30 - less-than-full.
This - combined with the last month - makes me pause and think.
If we are living in a way currently that seems to indicate how we might die...
If we are making poor choices that are severely affecting our health and well-being and day by day are creating the path to a certain kind of life/death...
Would you change that NOW to create a new path?
My mother has struggled with diabetes for 27 years, but it took her quadruple bypass surgery for her to really start taking a new look at her health for the rest of her life.
Her heart surgeon told her that after surgery, she should have another 20-30 years of life. (What he didn't mention was... Those 20-30 years were not guaranteed...but mostly based on her good choices daily!)
- My father's father passed from congenital heart disease.
- My father's mother passed after many years with diabetes.
- My mother's father had 13 heart attacks and 8 open heart surgeries and passed from the final heart attack.
- My mother's mother passed from complications from diabetes.
- And now my mother with her quadruple bypass and diabetes.
I have taken a good hard look into my future, and I'm rejecting those options. A few months ago, I began charting the new course to my health and seeing the last few weeks with my mom has only firmed my resolve to continue to strive towards a long HEALTHY life.
THE NEXT DREEMPORT CHALLENGE
So I thought... Perhaps, now is a good time to do a corporate challenge for anyone who is wanting/needing a little motivation.
I'm sure some of those "new year" not-so-resolutions have faded into the woodwork, and I thought - you know... it's just never too late to start again.
For those of you who remember what 22222 is all about - I wish you a VERY HAPPY 22222!!!! It was supposed to feel very different today, wasn't it?
But - don't ever let detours define your final destination.
Sometimes we have plans that just get thwarted for many reasons. sometimes small, sometimes big, sometimes covid-massive-lifechanging huge. LOL
But I'm inviting any of you to keep the hope of 22222 alive - and join the new Dreemport Challenge for the next 2 months - where we will define goals, drive towards them and dreem big.
More info to come this week! Just start dreeming now and join the DreemPort Challenge for March and April!
What do you think? Sound easy enough?
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