My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pooh's Wisdom

I like the simplicity of Winnie the Pooh:

Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
--Winnie the Pooh

Contemplation, meditation, a moment  of quietness brings groundedness and gratitude to my heart.  Each day I find myself in awe at the depths of the challenges as individuals we carry and also inspired by the resiliency and ability that we are able to carry on and find joy.

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.
--Winnie the Pooh

This is my request to Steve, my husband that I adore.  He lights up my world and tells me each day he is a lucky guy to be married to me.   I am a blessed girl.  This past week we learned he has skin cancer and yesterday had another chunk the size of a nickel taken off the top of his head.  (Ouch!)  Hoping and praying that it shows clear when it returns, and it heals well.  Lifetime instructions are lots of sunscreen (which he is so rigorous about doing), always wear a hat (dr told me not to give him grief even when he wears his hats inside), and be on the alert for more spots.   Glad that his souvenir of vacations are hats!  Currently some of the places that I would like to pick him up a new hat are:  Peru, Phillippines, Spain, Vermont, Savannah, Georgia and Costa Rica.  Also, Washington, DC and New York, NY.   I also really hope we can get back to the San Juan Islands for some tandem bike riding & kayaking - amazing.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.
--Mark Twain


Starman said...

I'm wishing Steve and you only positive news from here on out about the lesions on Steve's skin. You have so many fans, people who are grateful for your example of mindful, generous living. Bless you, Becky.

jennohara said...

Love every one of those quotes. :)
Praying for your husband...I hope all comes back positive.

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh Becky what a great person you are!! My best thoughts go out to you and your husband that the results come back clear. I am sure it will. I had to tell you how much I love quote's by Pooh. They have always been some of my favorites.

Raiser Erin said...

My thoughts are with you and your husband in hopes that everything comes back alright and clear.

Everytime I read your blog it's like an inspiration for the day. It makes me want to be a better person and to do what I know I can. Thank you.

Clive said...

Becky, thinking of you and Steve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I hope Steve is recuperating well and feeling well enough to go to the conference.

I love the San Juan islands! We were there 16 years ago and haven't been back, but I want to. It's so idyllic and would be a great place for biking.

Hope you can make some of those hat-buying trips soon!

Grandma & Grandpa said...

Surely hope that you get good news about Steve's surgery!! You are in our prayers!

Beth and Alfie said...

I love Pooh wisdom -- fun! I've even got a Pooh quote on my header at the moment (you probably remember that b/c you commented on it!)

Best wishes for Steve's results. What a beautiful couple you are. Blessings to you!

karen (Mom) said...

Let us know as soon as final word is in. we are hoping and praying
Mom and Dad

3 labs 4 me said...

Prayers to you & Steve. I'm sure he'll get a favorable report. Oh I would love to repeat our San Juan trip. Next time I would rather stay in a bed & breafast after a day of kayaking versus camping in a tent.