… and sometimes if you have ALS and you’re driving along, around town minding your own business in your power wheelchair… it could be the bigger things that can put a smile on your face! It’s really just as easy as looking up to the sky every now and then. 😜
I had such a great day having cocktail hour on a gorgeous Friday Night in Stamford last night with Lauren. We sat outside, had some adult beverages while listening to an acoustic guitar player. It was so great to be out.. I think we might just make this our weekly Friday night ritual going forward. Also, was happy to run into an old boss from Apple as well.
You certainly can’t blame me for wanting to get my mind off ALS. (thanks, Lauren & Marilyn!)
It was on July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day, when the longtime Yankee first baseman uttered the famous words at a home plate ceremony at Yankee Stadium: “Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about a bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
And, in his final sentence, he returned to his opening, saying: “So, I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I have an awful lot to live for”‘
I’ll keep trying to ‘Live Like Lou’ everyday. I truly share the sentiment of those words and will try to channel his strength till the end. Very hard thing to do from a man so larger than life.
Happy birthday America!