Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 A "Tripp" Inspired Resolution

Happy New Year to Everyone!


Wow it has been a while since I posted my last blog but I'm back at it with a lot of catching up to do.  Prior to starting this blog I reviewed my January 2011 New Year's blog and literally busted out in laughter.  Those annual New Year's resolutions just don't come easy now do they? 


I HAVE FOUND myself these last few days reflecting on the past year and making a game plan for the NEW YEAR. As the NEW YEAR arrived I like so many people, asked, WHAT'S THE GAME PLAN? WHAT AM I GOING TO DO DIFFERENT? WHAT'S MY GOAL? The answers are usually very shallow having to do with one's physical aspects such as losing a few pounds, training for a race event or getting my teeth whitened. BLAH BLAH BLAH! This year I find myself on more of an emotional and spiritual conquest. In other words, I am so over it! Now, I know that a lot of this new found wisdom stems from the fact that I've been on this planet for almost 50 years and that life's little lessons certainly mold you into whoever it is that you are supposed to be. Some of it is in our control but so much more of it is not. I get that now, but what I don't often get is what to do with that information. So with that being said, my next series of blogs will be directed toward my attempt to better myself from an emotional and spiritual stand point. Going to be quite the challenge for someone as high strung and tunnel visioned as myself . BUT WHAT THE HECK? Sure, I am going to do my best with the physical care-taking issues, but my focus is to acquire a settled mind and to realize that I am not in control even on a good day. I can assure you that there have been more years than not that I didn't achieve my NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION'S but you gotta at least try. RIGHT? So, hoping you guys who have been following my blog for the last few months will join me in this adventure. Stay tuned for some comic relief and some topics that are sure to hit close to home. We're all in the same boat of LIFE with all its up and downs. LOVE TO EACH OF YOU and wishing you much success with whatever comes your way. OK, I confess I really do want to feel good in a bathing suit this spring, but only from a 50 year old perspective. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As history often repeats itself, I FAILED, miserably.  Well I sort of got a handle on the "I'm not in control" issue but not so much on the "acquire a settled mine".  I have now decided that the owners of settled minds are few and far between.  I know they exist but I think you could count those rare specimens on one hand.  At least that is what I believe.   Needless to say, I have no 2012 Resolutions.

Courtney and Tripp
 Okay well maybe I have one and it's a big one. You see at some point in the early months of 2011, I was blessed like so many with the opportunity of hearing about a special little boy who was and is struggling with a disease that most of us have never heard of.  It is a disease that is so brutal and painful that I still almost a year later have not been able to wrap my brain around.  Your probably asking "What does this have to do with your New Year's Blog?.  It has everything to do with it.  So many of you already know this story but if you don't I am going to provide you with a link to tune you in.  It is painful and very difficult and at the very least will change the entire course of your day but it will also open your hearts and just maybe widen ones level of compassion. 


His name is Tripp and he has captured the hearts of the world.  His mother Courtney has opened her heart by telling the most incredible story ever and educating each of us about a disease (Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa) that so many of us have never heard of.  She is without a doubt the strongest, most courageous individual that you will ever encounter.  Baby Tripp has spread a message that is just down right powerful on many levels.  

So with that being said, my New Year's resolution was a no-brainer.  More compassion, less self-pity................but most of all I have restored my faith in the lengths that some people will go to reach out and help someone.  I know they feel the love.

God Bless Baby Tripp, Courtney and family. I thank you for sharing such a painful yet beautiful experience.  You have inspired so many of us with your love and courage and for that I am thankful. 


Courtney and Tripp's Blog Link


Tripp's Elmo Article-check out Courtney's blog for the song.

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