Thursday, January 1, 2015

Helen Keller and New Year's Resolutions

2015. A new year. 

It is hard to believe. I am 53 years old. It has almost been three years since my two strokes. I have been doing therapy ever since.

I never thought my life would be like this. But, it is what it is.

When I feel sorry for myself, I often think of Helen Keller. She overcame so much adversity. She said, “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

Great advice. For my New Year’s resolutions, I try to live up to her example.

Here are my resolutions:

·       Make a difference in the world.

·       Be happy.

·       Be grateful.

·       Do not think of thing that I cannot change.  

·       Live for today.

·       Everyday is a blessing and a gift.

·       Concentrate on my family.

Lofty goals, but I will try.

I will also to the obligatory goals of trying to be healthier and blogging every week. I will continue striving to overcome my strokes and the aftereffects.

Helen Keller also wrote, “Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.”

Happy New Year!


LaDonna Crumbliss said...

happy New Year to you mark. I am so glad that you're doing well. life just flies by. I have never came to see you since your mom passed away I'm sorry I just don't want to cry...I miss her and Carl horribly and I know your mom is proud and watching down over you..

Brad Post said...

I'm sure you'll pull through and you will even improve upon your previous self. As long as you are within the periphery of good support and effective and sound insurance, which you more than deserve at this silver moments of your years. Anyway, thanks for sharing that with us! It was a great read. Continue to be an inspiration!

Brad Post @ Jan Dils