Tuesday, March 27, 2018

For Deb

I think that the cold has potential to make some people cranky.

Twice in the past four days I was outside for more than 30 minutes and I was FREEZING. I couldn’t feel my fingers for almost an hour. When did I become such a wimp?

I was thinking back to elementary school in New York, and I SWEAR TO GOD we played outside during recess. Granted, it was almost 15 minutes, but it was five days a week.

So this Minute came to mind.

https://marlasgimmeaminute.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/hows-the-weather/

Which interestingly enough was one of the first minutes, if not The first minute, I did for you when GimmeAMinute first showed up on ENW.

I remembered today you put me on studio schedule for the month following my surgery.

It was 8 years ago today, I was back in the studio. this was one of those minutes.

https://marlasgimmeaminute.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/thanks-for-the-minute/

But this is one of my favorites….
https://marlasgimmeaminute.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/get-your-stopwatch-out-of-my-face/

I love you forever Deb, for making that possible for me.

Monday, February 12, 2018

For Julie

WHY THIS?
http://qoatip.blogspot.com/2018/01/happier-new-year.html

Julie, you are truly special. You have worked so hard for so long to crawl from where you were to fight and struggle and grow to get where you are in this moment.

And so normal. Warts and all. Still on the journey.

Thank you for sharing your journey, your candidness, your honesty. You help me to think about what others may have gone through to get where they are in that moment. You inspire me on my own journey.

Thank you for your unconditional love and inspiration.


Friday, February 09, 2018

For Brittany

I’m sorry to bother you.

I really have missed our weekly “workouts.” I don’t know if you know how much of a difference you have made in my physical life. I would have sent you a friend request, but I didn’t want to overstep or assume.

I would have gushed about you more in my article (did you ever see that?) but I didn’t want to overstep.

But I have been thinking about you. Especially the past two days. I apparently overstepped and messed up my ankle again. I don’t even remember if its the same one I messed up before the wedding (remember you fixed it so I could wear those 2” heels without ANY pain…

So I just looked through all my notes and I found the stretches and exercises you drew for me to keep my ankle healthy. It was one of the many you drew so lovingly (yes, I have EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.) The one I specifically asked you to set up with stretches and exercises for my writing days is on top of the clipboard. I mostly do them and have been doing very well. Except for my ankle. Which I think I messed up in my BodyCombat class.

Yes. Still working out at the gym…

So thank you again, and I really hope you could read between the lines in my article how grateful I am for you.