Racing to Save Lives

Luci Smith

I have a fabulous friend.  Her name is the name I would have given a daughter if I had been blessed with one.  That name is Luci.  Luci Smith to be exact.  Here’s a little something about Luci.

I’m training to participate in the Nike Women’s Marathon as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line – a cure.
For more information and to help, check out Luci’s website.
Luci and her 2011 6th Place
Portland to Coast Team

Bloom HOW You Are Planted

I was once on an airplane that lost an engine.  It was a bit scary but I didn’t feel my time had come to die.  Actually, I think I just was in denial of the seriousness of what was happening.

The flight attendant calmly re-told us all the things they usually tell you at the beginning of the flight that no one ever pays attention to.  She added that on her signal we were to put our heads down and grab our ankles. 

When the time came and she gave the signal, we all just sat frozen and stared at her, like we thought she was kidding or something.  She glared back at all the frightened faces and yelled, “DO IT!”  So, we did.  That’s life.  You gotta just do it.  Like Nike. 
The expression Bloom where you are planted is good advice.  But we also need to Bloom how we are planted.  We can’t wait until our circumstances change for the better.  Sure we would have liked to have landed the plane in a more traditional manner, but that was not an option.
If you’re single, then take advantage of the freedom you have.  If you’re married with kids, then give your children a fine example of being planted in a firm foundation.  If you’re an athlete, musician, student, nanny, computer geek, philanthropist or phlebotomist, bloom how you are planted.   If your plane only has one engine, then put your head down, grab your ankles and pray.  Just Do It.
I want to bloom HOW I am planted as a wonderfully blessed single woman.  I’m writing a memoir of my journey in singleness.  You’ll see little blips of it here and there if (when…) you come back and visit this blog.
Question:  What about you?  In what ways are you blooming HOW you are planted in this world?