THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
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health Celebrate Inspiration Day Continued from previous page With both parents gone, the children decided to work hard to keep the younger ones fed and clothed until they had all ﬁnished school. With better luck, my mom may have gone to university and become a teacher or a nurse. The courage and love shared by my mom and her siblings remain an inspiration. Without their shared efforts, the family would have been separated, and I would not know my cousins. My mom came to the hospital every day when I was 10 years old and hospitalized with rheumatoid arthritis. She’d bring me books and stay the whole day. She was the one to take me to all my doctor’s appointments and lab tests. She would lose sleep watching over me when I was feverish or in pain. My mother had faith in me when I did not. She believed I could do great things if I worked at it. She gave me freedom to discover my own talents and supported me in nurturing them. My mom inspires me still with the selfless, unconditional love she gave me. It remains her legacy to me, and I aspire to give that same love forward to my own children and to every other human being I can touch. Who inspires you, and how can each of us inspire others?
My mom “ inspires me still
with the selfless, unconditional love she gave me. It remains her legacy to me, and I aspire to give that same love forward...
On Saturday, Nov. 17, Century House in New Westminster will be celebrating Inspiration Day. Recharge your life with inspirational words, laughter, yoga and live comedy. A $5 ticket covers refreshments and door prizes. I’ll be presenting the keynote, “Be Inspired... And Inspire Others: Achieving Our Positive Potential.” For more information, contact Century House at (604) 519-1066. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician and writer. His column appears regularly in this paper. You can read more about achieving your positive potential for health at davidicuswong.wordpress.com.
Vancouver Courier November 16 2012