so i look a little funny today, bruised and swollen. it’s either the hepatitis a or b or c or the typhus stuff or maybe the japanese encephalitis shot. all these vaccines. in any event, my next big hurdle is the indian consulate to get a visa. travel is complicated.
some facebook friends have taught me things this year–boxing, karate chops, cracking open champagne bottles with saber swords, zumba, yoga, reiki healing. but sometimes a f2fb friend teaches me to realize just how lucky i am. f2fb friend #226 carla straetan vorhees had a story she wanted to share with me.
carla has been spurred by her brother’s death to do all in her power to make sure that a cure is found for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
i came away from spending time with carla feeling like i admired her even more. and it made me think that i need to spend more time thinking about how blessed i am. i called both my sons and even though i didn’t go all maudlin on them, i definitely reminded them that i love them.