Archive for May, 2009

Attitude and Perspective

PhyllJim040214Remember your roots and maintain a sense of humor.  One may require the other!  (24)

I suffered a major heart attack fifteen years ago.  I was pronounced dead in the operating room, was in a coma for four days, and when I woke up was told I probably would not leave the hospital alive, and certainly wouldn’t last a year.  I think often about the fact that I am still alive and I believe there are three things to be learned from my experience:
1.  Live today fully, since you might not see tomorrow.
2.  Plan for the future, as you might live to be 100.
3.  Believe in miracles.  (26)  Note:  This submitter celebrated his own “miraculous” 61st birthday last spring.


May 31, 2009 at 11:54 pm Leave a comment

For the Love of Dakotah

Bill Pritchett 005The first two things you notice about Bill Pritchett are his sweet, cheerful manner and the twinkle dancing in his eyes.  Flash back to summer 2004, however, and you would have found him slumped in his easy chair in Guthrie, Oklahoma, trying to make sense of the death sentence he felt he’d been handed.  His wife DeAnna was taking good care of him, as usual, and he’d always figured that you’re way ahead of the game if you count your blessings, not your misfortunes.  But it’d been a rough couple of years and the ugly maw of depression had started to sink its teeth into him. (more…)

May 31, 2009 at 9:02 pm 17 comments

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