My Reminder Not to Quit or Give Up is My 7 Year Old Boy

I came to realize that my problems, worries, and pressures began and ended with the person in my mirror. I realized also that if I could learn to manage the character I shaved with every morning, I would win.

Today marks 6 months since my weight loss surgery that cured my diabetes and gave me a new chance to finally get off my ass and get living.

110 lbs lighter and full of energy. But the past few weeks I’ve been hit with some shit news that could set back anyone.

This past week its been real real hard. A death, cancer, divorce and unemployment. I refuse to cower and hide in drugs and alcohol like some people do.

Time to step it up another level & make a move.

It starts with a reminder to my body that I’m the only thing that can get me down.

Time for a Lowell walkabout.

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there!” ~Some Old Guy

“Daddy your the best.” ~my son Jakob Savage

4 thoughts on “My Reminder Not to Quit or Give Up is My 7 Year Old Boy

  1. Here is one to help you through the good and bad times…

    IF…..

    IF you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

    If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    ‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
    if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

    by: Rudyard Kipling

  2. Ken, I came to your blog because I’m getting the silent treatment and your article really helped. ~Truly though having read your articles you are inspirational. I have weight issues to and can relate to being the cause of a lot of my own stress…the mirror thing.
    I’d like to say I think you have a lovely soul and I wish the best for you and your family and all the love you can have always.
    I’d like to recommend meditation to you because it has helped me quite a bit, especially if you have belief in a higher power.
    I’d also like to recommend Bashar, although a little ‘out there’, whether you believe in channelings or not his message is useful,whatever the source…you can find his videos on youtube or his website ..just google. Solfeggio frequency music is great for meditation also.
    Anyway love to you and yours

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