Monday, October 20, 2014

Team Becky-Step Out for Diabetes Walk (Day 62-77)

Becky's Bruisers Oct 5th

During my writing  hiatus (Day 62-77), I  was on Becky’s team for  the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Step Out for Diabetes Walk. I am not sure how I got so altruistic this year with the Alzheimer’s breakfast (Day 27) , the walk for Ovarian Cancer (Day 57) and this latest walk, but it’s really all about being present for your friends, relatives, and your community. They were all great causes and as noted in Maslow’s concept of personal growth, a self-actualizer  is concerned for the welfare of humanity (simple psychology ).

When you walk for a cause you tend to learn more about the cause. According to the ADA, in  2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes and there were 1.7 million new diagnosed cases that year. I work with diabetic children and  I have friends  who are living with it, so it is great to be able to take a little walk to help support them and the  ADA mission: “to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.”

It also was super fun to be part of the team! I admired how the whole family –grandma to the baby in the stroller, came out to rally in support of Becky and a cure. So get with a team, be a team, or start a team and walk for your cause!

Spiritual Reflection
Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But people who are  alone when they fall are in real trouble… A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easy broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9, 10 and 12).

Other sources
American Diabetes Association