My high school youth group leader gave me the picture below, I took it with me to college, and then always had it on my desk during my career at Parkland College. While cleaning out the basement today, I found it…and it couldn’t be truer right now:
Take Time To
Work…it is the price of success
Play…it is the secret of perpetual youth
Think…it is the source of power
Read…it is the fountain of wisdom
Pray…it is conversation with God
Laugh…it is the music of the soul
Listen…it is the pathway to understanding
Dream…it is hitching your wagon to a star
Worship…it is the highway or reverence
Love and be loved…it is the gift of God
And, I have felt the love! In just one week (!) people have given over $14,000 for my fundraiser!!! I am blown away by the generosity of friends, family, children, and complete strangers. And, I completely realize that some people are not in the place to give right now, but I know they are still praying, sending positive thoughts, kind emails, and thoughtful cards. I cannot begin to express my gratitude at the outpouring of LOVE.
On Wednesday I head to Indy for a baseline scan, labs, physical, etc. Then, the following Tuesday I will be there for 8 hours as I start the first day of the trial. As always, my awesome mom is going with me and keeping me company.
Eternal thanks for the support!!