Stop Settling and Start Living

Here’s the next installment in “There Is No Bad Day“.   Stop Settling And Start Living That became one of my Mantras since that fateful night in December 2011.  And I can honestly say that I have not had any bad days since then, which is hard to believe for most people when I tell Read More…

A Year of Extremes

Here’s the next installment of “There Is No Bad Day” Thanks in advance for your feedback…please be frank with me!  I’m not just looking for compliments, I realize that I may totally bore in some sections and I may need to scratch them entirely.  I want to hear the truth, so I can share truth Read More…

Explosion

Well…you asked for it!  So here it is. I’m going to start posting my story from last year, a page or two at a time.   I’m calling it: There Is No Bad Day Please comment as you read and let me know what you think.  Here goes!   Introduction – Explosion “I DON’T KNOW!  Read More…

I’m back ;)

And I am so thankful to be back. After months of uncertainty about my future life and health, to be back to “normal” is such an amazing contrast and blessing. Check out this 7 month sequence of changes my body went through: I don’t have any pictures of when I was down to 128 pounds Read More…

The Human Body is Amazing

8 weeks ago my body was about 50 pounds underweight at 129 lbs. All the muscles in my body were severely atrophied. It was intensely taxing to walk a few feet down the hall in the hospital.  I had to lay down sweating and panting from the exertion after. At the beginning of December I Read More…

Reflections on A Chronic Disease Diagnosis

My beautiful wife and children just excitedly left to go swimming.  I am remaining home to rest and to watch over 2 month old Kelsie. My body has been relatively pain free today as long as I’m laying down.  I am so thankful for the reprieve and rest from physical pain.  Yesterday I received a Read More…

So What Is Your Decision Today?

So today I want to ask you again, what kind of day will you have today?  And what impact will that make in your life? Did you decide there is no such thing as a bad day for you anymore? I really hope so.  Or perhaps you have long since decided that. Either way, I Read More…

There’s No Such Thing As A Bad Day

*** Note: This article was written in August of 2012 as my body was shutting down – one month before I got diagnosed with an autoimmune disease Ulcerative Colitis. Will today be a good day or a bad day? And why? For me, today, and every day, is a good day. Here’s why… Last year I realized Read More…

Life is good…And That Is A True Tragedy

Because life has the constant potential to be Amazing, to settle for ‘good’ is to sacrifice Amazing.   And that is tragic. “Life is good…I can’t stand my job, but things are good at home, and my job gives me a steady income, so I guess things aren’t so bad.” That is called settling.  My Read More…