Why Walk

About two weeks ago, I felt that the embarrassment of having a father with dementia needed to leave me because it is not about me, but about helping others realize that they are not alone. This was my inspiration to stop the self-pity party and start walking with a purpose. About for years ago, I learned about my father having small signs of memory loss. It wasn’t until this year…yes, even after the doctor’s visits, visiting with him and even talking with him…that I realized that this condition was really in my family. As a daughter of a person with dementia, it is very difficult to really take it all in, but in simpler terms “get over the embarrassment” and help others realize how deeply it affects the entire family.

I am in my second week of walking with a purpose, and I would like for you to join me in this journey. This will definitely be a journey, because I am not a skinny-mini, but this cause means more to me than I thought just four years ago.

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© 2013 Jewel Williams

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Crunchy Cool Cucumbers

I fix fresh vegetables to have throughout the day.  I just want to keep something crunchy with me, and ultimately they are easy to fix as I quickly pack in the morning.  So, what do I put in my little “crunchy snack bag?”

  • baby carrots
  • celery
  • grape tomatoes
  • cucumber slices
  • 1 small pepper (yellow, orange or red)

This doesn’t sound rather exciting, especially since you have not noted a dressing.  Okay…I usually forget to pack it and on many occasions, I am not able to locate my tiny little container.

So why the little article about Crunchy Cucumbers? I was sitting in a meeting crunching away, and very happy to get my snack going and all of a sudden it clicked.  This little green snack is more than healthy; it has several benefits…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment:  What are some of the reasons why you have cucumbers?  Or if you do not use cucumbers as a part of your snack pack, what other vegetable do you use and is it for your health benefits?

 

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Big Speech, Big Names for a Big Cause

GeneJewelJolleyAttending events can be a very rewarding time, especially when you go for only one purpose: To Spread the Word about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  My husband and I were recently invited to The National Christian Writers Conference with Antonio and Gwendolyn Crawford.  They had a wonderful line-up of guests, Wendy Griffith, Willie Jolley, Lane Ethridge, and Robyn Wilson Peake to provided a stream of information about why writing to reach your audience with a Christian perspective is rewarding and possible for the novice writer too.  

The main theme: Strength comes from within and that is where you begin with your writing. I believe too often we struggle to put words on paper (or typed) when we are not authentic in our message.  

After many amazing panel speakers, my husband, Eugene Williams, Jr., and I presented before the participants about publishing. It was full of joy, authenticity, and purpose. With a tall order to fill, but a pleasure and blessing, we were to give our presentation prior to Willie Jolley. (Kind of like the pre-show before the BIG act…what a blessing!)

Then, we met the owner of WPGR, Dr. Anthony Mays. He is an amazing man with a very large vision for many who enter his life. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be interviewed “live” on your radio station.

GeneJewelGriffithMany thanks goes to Antonio Crawford for his zeal and vision of enhancing Christian writers and inviting us to speak before many. Additional thanks goes to those who provided support for Walking for a Cause, by donating to William’s Walkers (our team for Walk to End Alzheimer’s–http://tinyurl.com/walkingforacause).

What a great event and a huge surprise to have met so many blessed people with so much to give to many!

Assignment: Go out and make a difference.  Though my husband and I spoke about publishing.  You don’t necessarily have to do the same.  My goal (intent) was to share the meaning of Walking for a Cause.  And, trust me…this was done as delicately as possible, because this is a dear cause to me.  However, when I say make a difference, I noticed that when I shared my story, there were so many other people in the room that had a story similar to what I had and why its so important to care for self early on.  Also, they had someone that they too knew who needed care as well.  Think about what you can share with others about your cause and this will be your next step to “walking” for your cause.

 

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