Nanowrimo Day 6 Update: Giving Thanks

This is an old familiar bench on Saraca Stream Walk, found close to the Tanglin Gate of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.  Just five months ago, this was a rest stop for me on my recuperative walks.  As I run past this bench this morning, I cannot help but pause to give thanks.  To remember gasping as I took each slow step, wobbling and trying to keep balance, determined not to have to hold on to Loving Husband for support.  For more details, follow this link.

Rather than asking Why?  I am reminded of this adage which was adapted from Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Charge of the Light Brigade

Ours is not to reason why, ours but to do or die.

As I continue to persevere in my quest to get stronger, I give thanks for the grace that has carried me thus far.  In the spirit of giving thanks, as I begin Day 6 of Nanowrimo, I am grateful for the strength and focus that has allowed me to be diligent in keeping up with the writing this past week.


More to be thankful for: y. prior, for including me in this Quote Challenge hosted by Karen on mytrainofthoughtson

If you are reading this and are so inclined, please join in the fun!

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days on your blog. It can be your own, or from a book, song, movie, or from anyone who inspires you. (so sorry, Karen, I post only twice a week, so I will post a quote in 3 consecutive posts).
  • Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavour (or invite everyone!)


11 Replies to “Nanowrimo Day 6 Update: Giving Thanks”

  1. oh wow – I don’t know why I did not get a ping back…. I need to check on it..
    and wonderful quote and post! I could feel the different vibes at the bench and had to go back and read “run by” – woo hoo –
    oh and thought of you earlier while adding cocoa to my almond milk drinky

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    1. Glad you liked the quote!!!

      And thank you for thinking of me with your yummy drink. The first time I tried it I put in too much cayenne – spicy spicy!
      Subsequently, much better. I used agave syrup instead of stevia because I had that in the cupboard. Haven’t put in cocoa yet … thanks for the reminder!


  2. I followed the link, discovered my ignorance about what had happened to you, and left an apology there. After reading the earlier post, I reread this one, which reassured me you are fine. You are running again! What courage you have.

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