July 13, 2015

Return.  Sorry.  Tribe

I am so sorry that I have taken almost 6+ months off but we all need breaks every now and then.  I needed a break from running. I needed a break from blogging.  I needed to reflect. I needed to remember what Dystonia means to me.

Dystonia is here to stay. There is not a day that I don’t think, OMG it’s getting worse. OMG, I sneezed, I moved a wire.  But more importantly, daily, I remember gratitude.  I remember how incredibly lucky I am.  I remember in every workout class or every step on the treadmill that I am lucky.  I am thankful.  I have gotten smarter in my old age.  I have realized that practicing gratitude everyday is what’s important.  Every day is a gift, every day is my hallmark holiday and that holiday is gratitude.

I am also thankful for my tribe.  These 2 –

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These 2 are part of my initial tribe, they meant so much to me 30 years ago and they mean even more today.   I am thankful for these two more than ever in this stage of life.  They both constantly remind me that I am an amazing person and more importantly they are amazing to me…these brothers, make me laugh on good days and bad days and I am sitting here today thankful.  But what is most significant about these two, is that there was never a day in 30 years of friendship that they told me that I couldn’t do something or said they felt sorry for me.  These two are in my tribe, these two have seen me for who I am not what disease I have.  Today, I am thankful.

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One response to “July 13, 2015

  1. Carrie, I am only now reading this and I am literally crying. I am so blessed to have you in my life. You reminded me that there is so much I have not explored in this small world of ours and that I have someone to do it with. You have taught me that it is okay to fall, but more importantly, to get back up. You live life with no rules to hold you back. To say something as meaningful about me as being a “tribe member” is something I hold very close to my heart and I will always treasure it. You know I love you so much and wish only the best for you.

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