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As we look back on 2011, do we find it was all we had planned, expected, hoped for and dreamed of?

I’m sure most of us will find that it’s been a split down the middle with good times on one side, and misfortunes on the other. Perhaps also divided was our health.  Life has its way of delivering ups and downs, good times and not so good times, sickness and health.

There is no doubt that we will all take a look back and ponder if there were things we could of, would of or should of done differently. Ahhh…REGRETS, there are always a few, aren’t there? We must move on and start off the New Year on the right foot, with a positive attitude. There’s no room for negativity if you want to be successful, happy & healthy. Focus on the positive and keep moving forward.

As we enter into 2012, let’s be all that we can be. All those things that we’ve been procrastinating on, now need to take center stage. Let’s GETT-ER-DONE!

I recently read an article about a boy, Mycha Lee Forsyth Herbert, who is now 15 years old. He was attacked by a dog when he was 2 years old. His nose, mouth and eyelids were gone, only leaving his eyes and forehead. What a horrible thing for a toddler to experience. My gosh! I can’t fathom what his parents went through. His surgery was “one of the longest recorded surgeries ever on a child.” In addition to the initial 40 hour surgery to save his life, there have been numerous reconstructive surgeries performed on him over the years. He still has no external nose and his mouth and face are misshaped. Seeing a picture of him in this article just broke my heart. The good news is that he’s on a list for a complete facial transplant – only 4 have been performed here in the U.S.

The amazingness of this story is that unlike MANY people today, who may not want to go to work or school, or cancel an event because of a mere blemish or fever blister, Herbert doesn’t let his horrendous accident and distorted face stop him in any way. He’s on a cross-country team, and although he’s legally blind in his right eye and deaf in his left ear, he strives to keep up. He started the season with a trachea hole that had to be covered up in order to keep dust from settling in during practice. Near the end of the season he had surgery to repair the trachea hole and came back to be 115th in place out of 400. His strength, he says, comes from never giving up and trusting his heart.

So with that HIGH DOSE of inspiration and motivation, I say let’s all RUN into 2012 with all our might! Let us LIVE & LOVE, and become the best we can be… Happy, Healthy and IN CONTROL!

ME-gan love to you!

Mary

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