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Friday, May 29, 2009

Motivational comments

Some motivational comments that have been posted so far for my Challenge Walk

Joan and Mike Saxton wrote: The one in pursuit of anything must undergo difficulties and hardships until the object in view is attained and the great success is obtained. -Abdu'l-Baha

Brent Kurz wrote: I just got back from a 45 minute walk and feel good. I haven't been walking much in the past 12 months for a variety of reasons and just started getting back into my routine again, particularly in the past week. I just finished reading your log, and I will be going to back to it for my motivation to keep going. Your dedication and perseverance is inspiring. (By the way, when do you sleep?)

Sabena Ali wrote: I should've been in Edmonton with you this weekend, but, other stuff got in the way. I know that ravine well!! I did it with Sunita on the long weekend and I truly know how you feel. Two boot camp workouts last week and over 13,000 steps today, and the day isn't done yet. Great weather here, so it's time to get the garden planted and the lawn repaired from Oreo. Lots still to do, but I know you're doing so much more, and I commend you. After the soreness of a 11K walk, I honestly don't know how you manage to do 15-18K's per day. Like you, I don't like running, but maybe I'll add biking to my excursions. I havent ridden in 13 years, ever since Oreo joined our finally, so it's time try it again. Had a little taste of it today and I forgot just how much I like riding.

Janet Madramootoo wrote: Hi Savitri: Keep up the good work! You have inspired me to start walking. Please say hello to your Mom, Dad and the rest of your family for me. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love always



chris cavanagh wrote: Sandra, i send love and warmth to you and your father and mother. Your words above remind me of my friend dian marino who lived with cancer for many years and outlived a diagnosis of terminal bone cancer by many years. She wrote about living with cancer and insisted that "living with" was a much better disposition all around than "fighting". She remains an inspiration to me though i have missed her deeply for a long while now. It is a great sorrow to have to witness the suffering of those we love dearly - but there can yet be gifts within such times - gifts of connection and attention. As Martin Buber wrote: "This fragile life between birth and death can nevertheless be a fulfillment - if it is a dialogue. In our life and experience we are addressed; by thought and speech and action, by producing and by influencing we are able to answer. For the most part we do not listen to the address, or we break into it with chatter. But if the word comes to us and the answer proceeds from us then human life exists, though brokenly, in the world. The kindling of the response, which occurs time and again, to the unexpectedly approaching speech, we term responsibility. We practice responsibility for that realm of life allotted and entrusted to us for which we are able to respond, that is, for which we have a relation of deeds which may count - in all our inadequcy - as a proper response."
Beatrice Dwarkaprasad wrote: Sav, Happy Mother's Day. I'm so proud of your accomplishments. You are very inspirational as always. Very encouraging to me at least. I need this right now. I hope you write a book of your experience. Say hello to Dad and all around you. Way to go Girl!!!!!!! I think you went to Cummings Lodge High School Eh. Keep up the good works.
Alireza wrote: Hi Sandra, I just came back from Iran yesterday and now I see that so many beautiful events happened when I was absent ;) As I know you, you are able to do everything at every time. Go Sandraa, Go!
Rudy Gafur wrote: Savitree, My heart is with you for your courage, determination and your unwavering spirit. Your strength of character and God's guidance will prevail, and you will overcome your doubts and diffidence; you will complete the journey on which you are embarking. You are not one to give up. We all falter at times, but you have what it takes to get up and continue your project. You have the greatest motivation that a person can have, i.e. the love of a child for a parent. You have stood by your father like the rock of Gibraltar, and God will see you through this. Remember, many people are behind you and are praying for your success. Be strong, be brave and have faith. Good luck and God's blessings.
Pat Mohr wrote: Sandra, way to go !!! I had forgotten how much I enjoy your journalling (and your wonderful sense of humour). It must be so aggravating to have to train in such cold weather; however, I think it's better for you than the heat of, say, July!! "With God, all things are possible." You and He make good partners! Bless you . . . and go for it! Give my very best to your Dad and Mom.
Simmone wrote: My family and i will be praying for you to make it to the end of the marathon all the best you can do it
EHMB wrote: You are one of a kind. Your parents, friends and families should be, and I am sure they all are, very proud of you. Mr. & Mrs. Bayney, our prayers are with you and your family.
Sabena Ali wrote: I'm not going to give you a kick in the pants, you're doing more than enough. However, more money in the donation pool is actually a better reason to keep going, right? I got three more people to donate which will certainly improve your total and I hope you know that your effort is not wasted, indeed, your waist is benefitting greatly from the tremendous effort! Tomorrow, when I'm at my 5:30AM boot camp, I'll be thinking of you and cursing every moment I'm there, but never regretting my pledge to you. Keep on trucking, running, riding, walking, etc., etc. Looks like it'll still be raining tomorrow, too, so it's cold and wet, but I'm going to my camp because I know you'll post your days' total and I'd be really embarrassed if I didn't do my part.
Karran wrote: Went running the other day with the intentions of doing 3 miles, stopped to look at the water running through the culvert, got bored of running and walked back home. I am not taking that route again. Some days I forget why I am running, is it to keep in shape, so that my cloths will continue to fit me or exercise the dogs. Running down a country dirt road with two dogs in tow is my daily excitement. (yahooooo). Maybe I will drive my car or ride the horse there and back.
Sahana and Sabreena wrote: Thanks for the email Nani, and for posting pics of us. We are happy to be one of your reasons for walking! xoxo

Janet Madramootoo wrote: "When we are up against the wall, God is there with open arms." - David McCasland "God knows each winding way I take And every sorrow, pain, and ache; His children He will not forsake - He knows and loves His own" - Bosch You are doing great. Keep up the good work! Love always,

Sabena Ali wrote: So, instead of doing 10,000 steps, I cleaned my entire basement, does that count? And in case you're wondering, it took me from 7:30PM to almost 2:30AM to finish that task. HUGE mess after the renovations we just completed, so I think you'll forgive me for not making the effort tonight. Besides, who wants to walk when it's -2C? For God's sake, it's supposed to be spring, right?
Sandra wrote: The idea is not to die trying but LIVE and try!
Sabena Ali wrote: Just want you to know that tonight, inspite of the recent snow we had during the day, and tempting as it was to just cozy up to my quilt, I got off the couch and did an hour on the treadmill. Not as many steps as you're doing, but making the effort. I'm really taking your advice to heart, 30 minutes or die trying! :)

Sabena Ali wrote: Okay, this is nothing to your effort, but I just want you to know that I'll be doing the same, or at the very least, trying to do 10,000 steps/day. I'm going to get my pedometer out of mothball and make it count this time. One very important benefit, of course, is I just might lose a bit of myself!! LOL Love ya, LOTS

Robin Sukhan wrote: I will make sure that you do your training including getting enough rest, cheer you on from the Start and Finish Line and give you a foot massage when you are done as requested. I will also make sure that the Jacuzzi is ready so you can relax before supper that will be on me. Even though you do not need my encouragement, I will be there when you need me.

Rudy Gafur wrote: Sav, since I have known you, I have been impressed by your indomitable spirit, your fortitude and your absolute devotion to your family, and in particular your parents. All of us whose lives have been touched by you are better for knowing you. May Providence watch over you and all your loved ones.
Sharmila and Trent wrote: I am making this donation on behalf of your granbabies, Sahana and Sabreena XOXO
Isabel and Ken wrote: Having read your page, it is absolutely no wonder that you have such a wonderful daughter. Sam is taking after you. She has become very dear to us and we also know the incredible love she has for her grandfather. All the best - Isabelle&Ken
William and Shanti Seepaul wrote: I am grateful to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause. Good luck.
Janet Madramootoo wrote: You are a very courageous person and a source of great inspiration to me. Love, Janet
Robert Bhagwandin wrote: You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face". ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Jim Ferguson wrote: We are blessed to live in a world where students so often surpass their teachers.
Sabena Ali wrote: If there's one person that needs no words of encouragement to motivate them it's you!! I'm blessed to have you as my sister and as with everything else you do, you'll also tackle this challenge with zest and verve. How fortunate for CancerCare.
Pat Mohr wrote: Way to go, Sandra!! Good to hear your Dad is still well and handling the cancer. All the best,
Gene Semchych wrote: Good God!