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I hope you all are having a great week! Since Monday (5 month mark) I have started feeling like myself again. I'm not feeling that total disconnect feeling that I have had. I joined a gym and between that and attending a funeral on the same day, I was totally exausted but I felt the whole time like I was experiencing everything and not watching from afar.

The funeral was for a young friend of mine(38 yo) who died Monday from a immune blood diorder that she had suffered with her whole life. She never let that stop her from getting out and living every minute - even if it meant dragging an oxygen tank along to enjoy a drink and a laugh with friends. The minister read the words to the song "I Hope You Dance" to describe her attitude towards life. She was very supportive of me through this ordeal of mine and was Facebooking with friends from her bed in ICU until the end. This song is for Tara and all of you struggling to overcome what life has dealt us. I Hope You Dance!

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder

You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger

May you never take one single breath for granted

God forbid love ever leave you empty handed

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean

Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens

Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance

I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance

Never settle for the path of least resistance

Livin' might mean takin' chances, but they're worth takin'

Lovin' might be a mistake, but it's worth makin'

Don't let some Hellbent heart leave you bitter

When you come close to sellin' out, reconsider

Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance

I hope you dance

(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)

I hope you dance

I hope you dance

(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder, where those years have gone?)

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean

Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens

Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

Dance

(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along)

I hope you dance

I hope you dance

(Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder, where those years have gone?)

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Karen - Admin/Moderators note - the above lyrics are from the artist Lee Ann Womack - I Hope you Dance

To listen to the song, click on:

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Hi Mike,

Was wondering about you lately and how you were doing. I knew that you felt inspired to get back to the gym and don't give up, things will get easier with time.

Sorry to hear about your friend that passed and thank you for sharing that lovely song with us. We think we have a rough go of things and there's always someone with a bigger battle on their hands, right?

Sue

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