“In a moment of just one phone call…”
Imagine a wife expecting her husband to return from a meeting that he had attended in the same place and at the same time for over 25 years. In a moment of just one phone call, she learned that he was lost, and when he pulled over to ask an attendant, he was 90 miles from home. This is a true story that my family experienced four years ago. Each day, has been a learning experience for my mom and our entire family. The man who is my father continues to have much joy, but not the same memory. The impact of this disease is often difficult to comprehend. Here’s a fact: According to the Alzheimer’s Association, currently more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s’ or dementia with an expectancy of growth to 16 million in 2050. Also, it is currently the 6th leading cause of death. This walk is to help not just our family, but to help millions. We need your support!
3 Steps To Help You Learn About Self, Give To Others!”
Walking for a Cause is about learning about yourself and giving to others. This new life that we are living is something that has encouraged me and my family to take another look at three areas of our life, fitness, healthy eating (food) and Faith and Family. Throughout each week there will be blog posts about each of these areas in my life. I want to not just share the journey of walking, but let you know that you are not alone in the challenge of walking regularly. The experience alone of Walking for a Cause is the rewarding factor that makes the challenge easier. Although Alzheimer's Disease and dementia is the primary cause for my walk; however, I will take other journeys that will include activities in hopes you will join me in Walking For a Cause.
FITNESS time is like fun time, make it for yourself.
The fitness time may seem selfish, because you are taking care of your inner and outter self, but in the grand scheme of things, it is your valuable time. This is the time where you the strengthen your body, mind and spirit. Build yourself up and take that time. You really deserve it.
FOOD nourishes our body and spirit when the proper diet is used.
Food is a general necessity for any living thing. However, when discussing the necessity of food for humans, we categorize food in several ways where we enjoy it more than others, use for emotions and celebrations, or simply nourish.
FAITH keeps your FAMILY grounded even when you least expect it.
Family is oh, so important. One thing that can be acknowledged in most families is that we are not perfect, but we must love one another through each of those imperfections. Take the time to enhance your relationship(s) with your family, because your family is first. Even with the imperfections