I love being a chiropractor because I get to meet and interact with such a wide variety of people.
Although not everyone (including myself) may always be in a position to motivate others to do greater things, some people just seem to be cut from a different cloth. They just can’t help, simply by being themselves, to motivate us to operate as our higher selves and do more with the life that is ours.
Two such people entered my life as practice members and friends. Gary and Sharron struck me as inspiring from the day I met them.
Despite weathering health storms both individually and together, they were still super positive and inspired. Gary, having survived prostate cancer, could not sleep at night. His energy dropped off the charts. Sharron had two severe bodily injuries that required surgery with long and difficult recoveries. Her spinal movement was challenged due to the stress and trauma.
Yet despite their wounds and health challenges, they exuded personal warmth and interest in everyone and everything, authentically helping other people celebrate their lives.
They then began to get adjusted and I’m so pleased to say, they are both rocking. Gary is sleeping like never before and Sharron is seeing a much greater-sized light at the end of what has been a very long and painful tunnel.
But the story doesn’t end there. They looked at their new healthier selves and the increased possibilities they shared and decided to lose their minds. Excuse me? Yes, you read right, what else can you call buying a motor home to be able to travel with their puppy Molly, selling their newer, self-designed home and then taking on the challenge of a new community, buying a heritage home (a.k.a. vintage fixer-upper) in Duncan?
In their mid 70s, they cast off every sane preconception of playing it safe, of towing the practical line and of preserving the status quo. Instead, they made the brave and inspired choice, with their hearts open wide, of taking life on at 100 per cent, playing full out. And they did it, as always and as with everything, absolutely together.
That kind of courage, acting as a template for the rest of us, makes them everyday heroes.
Aloha and peace.