Thursday, January 1, 2009

"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." -- Maori proverb

Thinking too much about life's inequities usually leads to action on my part, and today was no exception.

I have set up my 2009 3 Day Walk donation site, and sent out 135 appeals for early donations.

I pondered various headlines for the site, and ended up using one by Randy Pausch -- "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." He was the Carnegie Mellon University professor who died in 2007 of pancreatic cancer. His lecture, titled "Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," is available on the internet by typing in "Last Lecture." Read it to start the New Year right, and to remind yourself to be thankful. You will see that he certainly turned his face to to sun, with joy.

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