Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hit by the Good Luck Duck

I was hit by The Good Luck Duck, and have been blessed with three more "followers": Through Gates of Grace, Kenny and Angela's Adventure, and Kate and Terry-Travels in Cholula Red. How cool is that? Now I hope I have properly linked to their blogs, 'cause I am all about sharing. Now, Good Luck Duck, my wish is to spread all of that good luck to my new fellow bloggers, and back at you! (I see a contract on my house, I see a contract on my house, I see a contract on my house........).

OK, I haven't seen any signs worthy of reflection today, I think because I have been too busy examining my legs to see if they can be considered "CANKLES"! Who the HELLO posted about cankles, and now I cannot get my mind off the possibility that my ankles and calves could fall into that category? Crap! I've been poking around in Blogville too much!

I will share a special event that is very much worthy of reflection. My friend needed two lungs, qualified for a transplant.....and waited, and waited, and waited, not knowing if his own lungs would hold out until a match was found. One year ago today, someone died. And, they were an organ donor. One year ago today, my friend got the call that there was a donor that was a match. Both donor lungs were healthy. If only one lung had been healthy, it would have gone to the person waiting for one lung. One year ago today, my friend had a double lung transplant, and tonight his family and friends celebrated the anniversary, and honored the donor. So, if you haven't thought about it, you may want to consider being a donor.... It really is a miracle.

Now, I got to go snooping around in Blogville........


Teri said...

Channelling positive thoughts! And yes, I am an organ donor.

Deborah said...

Me too, Teri. I wasn't until I saw first hand how much it meant to my friend, his wife and family. And, although they don't know anything about the donor, they never fail to acknowledge their appreciation of his gift.

Merikay said...

Hi there. I saw your comment on Karen in the Woods, and I like to read blogs of others who are learning about the in's and out's of full timing. I've been blogging for almost a year, and we still have so much to do on the house that it seems like full timing will never happen.

Looking forward to getting to know you.

I have a nephew who is living with a transplanted heart. Without it he would be dead. We are all grateful to the donor.

Deborah said...

I love your artwork! I look forward to reading your blog and following along with your journey. Thanks for taking the time to say hello! I know what you mean in that it seems that fulltiming won’t get here soon enough.

Erik's RV Blog said...


I wish I could become a donor, unfortunately they don't accept anything from a diabetic except the body for research. Which is understandable but it hurts when you want to be able to give and you can't.