You never know what’s going to happen one day to the next. Life is certainly unpredictable! Several weeks ago, I heard about a Toronto single mom of 3 young sons, Tracey Dort-Kyne, who was in a severe cycling accident that left her completely paralyzed from the neck down. One minute she’s training for the Centurion Road Race and the next minute she’s lying in a hospital bed completely dependent on others. I didn’t realize at the time I’ve met this woman several times. In fact, I’ve taken her fitness classes (she was a fitness instructor at the club I belonged to previously). A beautiful and super fit mom … it could have been any one of us. Here’s the link to the web site set up to raise awareness and hopefully funds to support Tracey and her children: http://tracydortkyne.com/ Riding home from Collingwood today, I heard on the radio about a 27 year old man who suffered a massive heart attack and died 5 miles before the end of the Toronto Marathon. My dad used to count the days until his retirement. He never made it because he was killed in a car accident while overseas on business. This blog is not meant to be depressing. All I’m hoping to do is remind every one of us that life is precious. It’s normal to get fed up with the day-to-day “stuff” but, in the bigger scheme of life, these issues are meaningless. My first response when I arrived back home was to give my husband a big hug. I also picked up the phone and called my sons who are both away at university. I desperately wanted to hear their voices. I am so grateful my sons are happy and enjoying life at university. Of course, it’s a lot of hard work but they feel challenged (in a good way) and determined to succeed. I am also thrilled to be doing a job I LOVE and find satisfying. Far more than previous jobs I’ve held, I am 100% certain the business I am running, Tail Wags Helmet Covers, is making a difference in the world of helmet safety. How about you? What are you grateful for and what would you like to change? Life is too short and unpredictable to waste any time doing something you hate!
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