My Progress!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spirit Jump



Hi there, I'm working late tonight which explains the late post, but at least I'm posting right? Today was a decent day. I have stayed within my plan limits, didn't get any physical activity because my day was kind of flip flopped. Yesterday, Tanner and I got all ready to go, but he wasn't happy about WHAT we were doing and i just wasn't looking special enough to actually walk INTO the YMCA and exercise lol. I know you don't have to look hot to go workout and when you are me, there isn't a whole lot that's going to improve my looks at this point, but even I have some standards left.

I'm feeling better psychologically and hoping I'm on an upswing. One thing I did this week that I think helped was to do my first ever Spirit Jump! I know that there are others out there who are struggling with their own problems and "down days" and sometimes it helps to just reach out and help someone else. The person I got to reach out to this week was Jonathan. He just turned 15 a week ago and he is battling brain cancer. You can visit his blog by clicking on the link on the right. He's just a year older than my son so of course I have tried to put myself into his parent's shoes and I just can't. I remember how horrifying it was to have to face a serious and possibly life threatening illness with Tanner, yet I still can't imagine what they must be going through right now. I can only hope that the work of other spirit jumpers helps brighten their day during what must be a very dark period in their lives.

It doesn't take much to be a spirit jumper. Send a card if that's all you can afford. Trust me, it doesn't have to be an elaborate gift to remind someone that people CARE about what they are going through. I can guarantee that their spirit won't be the only spirit getting jump-started...

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2 Comments:

wildfluffysheep said...

Woohoo to feeling better psychologically *hugs* you sound like you're on an up swing!

Tracy in Oregon said...

You're an inspiration.