Today is May 1st, known also as May Day – International Workers Day. On this day, exactly fifteen months after the publication of my book, I set out to ten venues for my greatest month of “work” to date, joining thousands of others in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. This month, I’m hoping to share my story with many people and am eager to hear their stories as well. I’ll be speaking at five Arden Courts / Manor Care Nursing Homes, two Senior Activity Centers, two hotels, and even a Bed and Breakfast for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Literary Cafe event.
One of the all-day events I’ll be participating in next week in Charlottesville, VA is called “Women at the Epicenter of Alzheimer’s”. I’m not sure I’m actually the Epicenter of anything, but I am sure that I’m going to do my absolute best to touch one person at a time, acknowledging their individual pain and struggle as they cope with the invasion of Alzheimer’s disease in their lives.
We are all different, with different voices and different causes, but we all have the ability to positively touch the lives of others with our big hearts as well as our kind words. We’ve all seen an incredible example this week in Los Angeles of how destructive words can be, but with a little effort from each of us, we can choose to use words that build people up even when they are at their lowest. For whatever reason, ten groups of people have invited me to share my words with them this month. I pray that the words I’ll share will touch each of them in the way they need it most. I’ll be giving lots of hugs too because few things in life are better than a great hug. For me, hugs help hold the comforting words in. As I start of my journey this month I’ll be giving my Mom a big hug too, as I know she’s proud of my work thus far! Let us all commit to putting in some great work this month!! This month’s for you Mom!
You say it so well. Keep up the great explorations. I’m forever on your side.
Tim, without you this journey wouldn’t be nearly as much fun!!! I can’t thank you enough for all your love & support!! Really gonna miss you as I head to Charlottesville, but looking forward to Chicago!!!
Thanks Tim!!! Never knew these explorations would be so great!! Looking forward to you being by my side in Chicago!! It will be a blast!!!
I was one of those people you touched. You will never know the burden you lifted off my shoulders with your compassion and humor.
I’m thrilled that you are one of the people I touched!! Thanks for reaching out and connecting with me after the workshop! It means the world to me!!!