Today was my Longest anti Covid 10 km plus walk since start of 2021.
Rosetta dropped me off 10 kilometres away from home and I made my way home through the city in 1 hour and 48 minutes at about 10:30 per km pace singing and listening to Jordan Peterson’s recent release Beyond Order.
Here’s 5 things from Chris Wark, a cancer fighter survivor that infuse me with vision and courage to keep pressing on as much as I can at my age and not let the ‘public officials’ stir fear in me by obsessive warnings directed to threaten rather than prevent and inspire to better choices.
Accept total responsibility for your health. You are the driver of your healing journey
Be willing to do whatever it takes. That means changing everything.
Take massive action. Massive action produces massive results
Make plans for the future. Plan to survive and thrive. See yourself well.
Enjoy your life and the process. Embrace your healing adventure with joy.
I’ve been walking all winter on my own, but today I was blessed to have a good friend Stefan Pettersson of Swedish descent, join me in our 9 km anti Covid walk through my city. Stefan is as close to a Viking as I will ever get close to, plus he is a rabid Leaf fan like me, AND the dude climbed Mt McKinley back in the day.
Stefan has been part of a couple of men’s groups I am a part of, both meeting weekly in early morning. Stef enriches my life and so many others by his consistent loyalty and ‘I’ve got your back’ attitude and action. I love this young man.
Stefan and I and a few others have the kind of male friendship C S Lewis affirms—
True friends don’t spend time gazing into each other’s eyes. They may show great tenderness towards each other but they face in the same direction – toward common projects, goals – above all, towards a common Lord
Friends walk side by side.
You will not find the warrior, the poet, the philosopher or the Christian by staring in his eyes as if he were your mistress:
Better to fight beside him, read with him, argue with him, pray with him.
COVID has revealed a lot about me—my fears, my anxieties, what and who I really care about and how I relate to people who operate from a different perspective and how I treat them or think of them.
Sadly, even while on the beach this week Covid reared it’s ugly head as some overly scrupulous people got into a social distancing argument about how close they determined we should sit as a family.
Yes, an argument erupted and I didn’t handle it well as a person got her stink face in my face over a grandchild who in her opinion was having a little too much fun with his sand shovel. Well, you can stink face me but when you come across mean and nasty to my grandkids, that’s another story.
Having said that, something I read this morning set me straight, but nevertheless we should all think twice before we stink eye others.
In his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl wrote these amazing words:
“We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last pieces of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: The last of his freedoms is to choose his own attitude in any given set of circumstances—to choose one’s own way.”
Trailer features the dramatic story of 2012 Boston Marathon champion Wesley Kohir. The footage includes some of the best distance runners from Ethiopia, Kenya, the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.
My son Michael and his coproducers with Storystream film productions have been working night and day to bring this film to the public.