“All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated…As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness….No man is an island, entire of itself…any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” John Donne
Reading this article, Finding Inner Strength, and watching the video of Melanie Roach reminds me of how important it is to have the support of friends and family. Roach is back on the road to the Olympics. She is an inspiring woman and athlete. Her commitment to her goal is strong as is her commitment to her family. That is a winning combination. Take a moment to reflect on those people in your life that are important to you and give you support. Do not take for granted how good you have it.