Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Installing Love

I just picked this up as an email from Phil and Mary. I am not the kind to forward cute emails but I had to share this one, it is just too good.

"The Installation of Love"Installing Love on the Human Computer: Tech Support: Yes, how can I help you?
Customer: Well, after much consideration, I've decided toinstall Love. Can you guide me through the process?
Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?
Customer: Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready. What do I do first?
Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?
Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?
Tech Support: What programs are running ?
Customer: Let's see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.
Tech Support: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off ?
Customer: I don't know how to turn them off. Can you tell mehow?
Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have beencompletely erased.
Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?
Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.
Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, "Error - Program not run on external components." What should I do?
Tech Support: Don't worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself beforeyou can Love others.
Customer: So, what should I do?
Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.
Customer: Okay, done.
Tech Support: Now, copy them to the "My Heart" directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming.Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.
Customer: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?
Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running.One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.
Customer: Thank you, God.
God/Tech Support: You're welcome, anytime.

In other news. I have started working again. Mostly mornings. I tfeels great to go back into the office. I am feeling good and sticking with the workout plan.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Back Home

I am back in Coloma and it is good to be home. I am trying like heck to stay with the fitness plan that I started in AZ. Lifting weights, walking and yoga. I feel like I am getting stronger. I can finally pick my kids up. I went to work yesterday and plan to on Monday and Tuesday as well. My stamina is good. I can keep going all day as long as I am doing easy stuff most of the time. I feel like I can kiss day time TV goodbye. That is a wonderful thing. My yard needs weed whacking in a big way. Anyone want to trade weed for weed whacking? There is no way I can do it myself. It used to wear me out before I got cancer. I'm not even gonna touch the weed whacker.
Life is good. I am living day to day and having a great time. We'll see what's next.
Thanks for checking in.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

You Got to Move

When the Lord Gets Ready,
You Got to Move.

I'm In Tucson hanging with my Mom in her retirement community. It is great she lives on the border of the desert and there is all kinds of wildlife. We just got back from the gym where I was whaling on my pencil thin arms bony shoulder and scrawny back. My goal: to look good naked. Just like Kevin Spacey in American Beauty. I love that movie. Not sure how many times I've quoted it here but it must be a lot.
Who'd believe that this is my life up until now? Cancer survivin' is a real pain in the ass but it lets you get away with all kinds of mischief as well. I wish I could tell the stories here but I wont. Ask me offline.
I am doing really really well. I walked about a mile this AM! I could have done more. What is for lunch?

I think it is going to take me at least another year to get into shape at this rate. Leadville beckons.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Gratitude Again

After spending another week in the big house and taking a big step backward in my fitness I was feeling really angry, really depressed. It probably didn't help that I was kicking morphine and anti depressants at the same time. I was pissed off at everyone and everything last week. Especially myself. Then I heard a story about a guy that has terminal cancer. He lives somewhere in the middle of the Nevada desert off the grid, by himself. His prognosis is that he should have died two years ago. He is a medical and spiritual miracle. He is happy. He is ready to die. He is at peace and grateful for what he's got.
That used to be me. I lost it somewhere along the way. The anger and self pity took over. When I heard that guy speak I realized I have not been myself. I had forgotten to count my blessing instead of my problems and pains. Once I realized that it was an easy shift back to being me. I am the luckiest man in the world. I have the best family and community that a man could hope for. I have a second chance at life. I have a body that works. I am not in pain. What else is there?
What are you grateful for?
Goal: Leadville 100 not sure what year, anyone wanna do it with me?