Prompt Author: Kathryn Fitzmaurice
The Year the Swallows Came Early
we made our own shirts
yes, we are dorks- big ones
We ended up a little short of our fundraising goal, but I learned so much. I learned that I can contribute in my own way. I learned that I can walk; it may not be running (which I miss terribly), but it is more than laying in bed, wishing. I learned that I can still make a difference in this world if I just take the time to step away from the pity parties I was so used to throwing in my honor.
And... I just saw a billboard when I was taking my son home yesterday that was announcing the 2011 Lung Cancer Awareness Fundraiser. Yes, it's the stair-climbing one, but if I start training now, and listening to my body so that I don't overdo it, and go at my own pace, I know that I can help my mom spread awareness about this devastating disease.
this post a part of Reverb10: Reverb 10 is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. Use the end of your year as an opportunity to reflect on what's happened, and to send out reverberations for the year ahead.