The ancient Greeks had it right!

I’ve been feeling that an update is in order — something to let everyone know how far along we have come in my fundraising goal. Thanks to Johnny. Thanks to Claude.. Thanks to Greg. Thanks to Monika. Thanks to Lisa. Thanks to Sathya. Thanks to Pauline. Thanks to Renée. Thanks to Nancy.. Thanks to Linda. Thanks to Mike

You have all helped me reach the $1,930 amassed so far. This is an incredible number! This is over 10% of my overall goal. And we’ve yet to go through a our first fundraising event — this is just pure, unadulterated, old-fashioned goodness; the goodness that is lacking in much of our contemporary society; In this fast-paced world where everything is go-go, rush-rush, get it done – more quickly, more accurately, and with less and less leadership. I often feel that the way we interact with each other has changed so much for the negative, thanks in no small part to the brightly lit, fast-paced, interactive, light show we call media. Media encompassing television, radio, movies, music, take your pick.

A gentleman by the name of Erick Erikson once theorized (directly competing with Freud’s theory of psychosocial development) that development continues well past the teenage years, and really for the entirety of your lifespan. Based on his theory, I find that I fall more closely into the “Wisdom: Ego Integrity vs. Despair (Seniors, 65 years onwards)” classification; really, I should be under the heading “Love: Intimacy vs. Isolation (Young Adults, 20 to 34 years)”. Life, however, decided to take a different path, decided to skip a few steps, but, in doing so, has left me with this, dare I say, ‘young wisdom‘.

I’ve found many ways to say it: just because life isn’t great doesn’t mean it isn’t good; strength has many definitions; I am the result of all the people around me, of their love, of their support, end of their STRENGTH.

So, as of right now, thanks to Johnny. Thanks to Claude.. Thanks to Greg. Thanks to Monika. Thanks to Lisa. Thanks to Sathya. Thanks to Pauline. Thanks to Renée. Thanks to Nancy.. Thanks to Linda. Thanks to Mike. Let’s keep adding names to this list… each time a new one shows up, in my head I see ♥.

For those of you wondering about that headline — it’s in reference to a theory by Hippocrates: he called it the ‘four humors’- Blood, Yellow bile,Black bile, and Phlegm, which are in balance when a person is healthy. All diseases and disabilities resulted from an excess or deficit of one of these four humors.

Isn’t that amazing? A theory from 400 B.C. that “potentially” — and I use potentially in all seriousness; we still have no idea if CCSVI is as intrinsically linked to multiple sclerosis as CTV has done such a wonderful job in making everybody think. While I’m on the classical outlook, remember: beware of false prophets…

Cautious optimism. End November can’t get here fast enough!

Once again, my many thanks to all those who have contributed thus far, my many thanks to all those planning on attending the fundraising events, and my many thanks to everyone that has sent a positive thought my way.

My thanks for helping that wisdom to mature

-A.D.

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