June 27

Shakespeare in the Park

Attending Shakespeare in the park with my family overlaps a lot of things for me. Time to relax in a park, time to view folks performing their interpretation of Shakespeare’s script, time with my family, getting some son , talking with others about the story content and reflecting on my own life.
June 14

Movement and Trails

Before Guillain-Barré Syndrome, I was running trails. Mostly hills and gaining elevation too. Really getting a workout. Now, my focus is on walking a good distance on flat land. I’m still getting out on trails and being with nature as much as I can. I’ve said this for years, but it is even more relevant for me now. I like to call it movement, instead of working out.
June 6

Joy in the Smallest Things

I’ve always been a big dreamer. I like to visualize things and then take the steps to create them. Out of all these life experiences and after having had this major life change in the last 10-months, I am finding the greatest joy in the small things
May 23

My Different Therapies

As I continue my healing from Guillain-Barré Syndrome, I’ve used a lot of different therapies. I believe they have seriously sped up my recovery.
May 10

The Gift of Family

One of the great gifts Guillain-Barré Syndrome has given me is to truly know in my heart that I am loved. Those closest to me showed up in such loving ways. Helping in ways I would not have imagined prior to this. This started with my family and extended to many friends.
May 2

Out To Eat!

Going out to eat was also a new success. It’s still hard to chew with my mouth closed, so I’ve been a private eater.
April 11

The Oak Tree

This Oak tree is so strong and it doesn’t work hard to do so. It just is. If you are stressed, challenged and/or feeling worried today, find some piece of nature and give it 10-15 minutes. Relax and breath.
April 4

A Hike with my Dad

Hike with my Dad. Grateful for the time with him. Grateful I can hike. No big hills yet. Which brings me to my next gratitude moment….

Early in the dating years with my wife I bought Carl’s Jr. (Fast Food,) brought it to my house, lit some candles and invited her over. Candle light dinner!

That was over twenty-five years ago. Lots has changed. Marriage, kids, life ups and downs. Lots. We don’t eat fast food anymore either.

While I was at my acupuncture appointment, which is helping greatly, our kids set up a reenactment of that dinner.

They made us grass-fed organic burgers, wedge fries with special sauce and homemade milkshakes, all with candles. What a surprise.

Even though I can’t smile, believe me, I’m smiling inside.

I love my children. I love my family. ❤️

So much to be grateful for.

January 10

Date Night

Early in the dating years with my wife I bought Carl’s Jr. (Fast Food,) brought it to my house, lit some candles and invited her over. Candle light dinner! That was over twenty-five years ago. Fast forward today, our kids set up a reenactment of that dinner.