A new week has graced us with it's presence, and a new year isn't far behind. Time to stand up, walk over to your 4KWeeks poster, and fill in the next square.
As the holiday season kicks up, remember that the best way to be happy is to focus on helping other people. If you find yourself feeling morose or melancholy... compliment a friend, give a kid 5 bucks, give someone something. Who care's if it isn't altruism... it's good stuff. Focusing on others is a sure cure for unhappiness.
Week #49 in the year 1903,Marie Curie Became the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize, for her work in discovering "radiation" a word that she coined. She was 1881.71 weeks old. (36.08 yrs)
Week #49 in the year 1967,Christiaan Barnard, Completed the first human to human heart transplant. The operation lasted 5 hours, The patient survived for 18 days. He was 2351.57 weeks old (45.09 yrs), the patient, Louis Washkansky was 2892 weeks old (55.5 yrs)
Who had to muster more courage? The man who performed the first heart transplant, or the man who laid on the table?
One had to lean into resistance, one had to lean into acceptance.
Two different kinds of courage, but both have their time and place. The Patient wants the Doc to fight, the Doc wants the Patient to relax.
Also... Last week I mentioned my daily journal habit and when it started... that got me curious about the actual start date. I looked back (I saved all the print journals before I switched to a ReMarkable Tablet.)
12/30/2014... Almost 8 years, or about 8000+ things I am thankful for... Thoughts have energy.