When I first began this blog, I wanted others to know that I noticed there was a need for change in my walk with my family, faith and food. It was once a simple blog to spread the word about my cause and to let others know that they are not alone if they too have a family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, this blog has been a huge inspiration for others especially since the timing of the blog and its fit around the blog challenge as well. You could say that it is true, “Time fly’s when you’re having fun.” But I find that time fly’s when you are not thinking about self and giving to others too!
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. –Willie Nelson (1)
As with my countdown to the walk, you get closer to counting down your goal, and it becomes a blessing. That is why the quote really makes so much sense. A countdown can be a good thing, We have to remember that all things must come to an end. However, when one door shuts, another opens and that is what this blog must do too. The cause must soon change course to meet the needs of my readers. As a countdown comes closer for you as well, what is most important is counting what you have learned, and how you will take those golden nuggets and truly use them for the richness that they are.
So, the blessings are what you have learned and how it will edify (enlighten: to improve the morals or knowledge of somebody) the you within, consider this verse:
“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.”- Romans 14:19 KJV
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s provides so many ways to participate even if you can not walk. You may give a donation, walk virtually or you can show support though many other avenues. This was one thing that was very attractive to participating in this walk (1 miler or a 3 miler). Consider the choices that this organization does to help people participate in the cause and ask yourself these questions:
(1) Are you limiting yourself in who you want to accomplish your goal?
(2) Have you provided other alternative choices should you not want to participate in your cause one specific way? and
(3) Are you having tunnel vision toward your cause?
Share your comments with us about how you are growing and using choices to achieve your goals.
© 2013 Jewel Williams
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