JULY 31–Instant Karma


“If you don’t have your health, you haven’t got anything.”

I never liked that saying (even if it makes for a funny moment in The Princess Bride).  And it’s not true!

It’s obvious I don’t quite have a firm grasp on my health right now. But today I thought of (and not for the first time) the famous Lou Gehrig line—“Today, I feel like the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” Retiring MLB due to an illness that would eventually kill him, Lou went on to say, “I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for.”  Heartbreaking yet true.

So many wonderful people wished me well today, and I know they are the types who do that with all of the loved ones in their lives.  When I think of all that goodness circling around, I feel so happy to be a part of it. You have to hold onto stuff like that, because sometimes the world is…confusing, and cynical.

“If you don’t have your health, you haven’t got anything.” I don’t think so. How about: “All you need is love,” and leave it at that.  My sappy heart likes it much better, and I’ll take the Beatles any day, anyway.

♫ “Love is the answer, and you know that for sure.”   ♫  ♪ ♫

Thank you to everyone who made my day brighter today; you make my whole life bright.

See Lou here, 75 years ago:


Author: kittenupdates

I am the author of CASCADE and LITTLE MATCHES: A Memoir of Grief and Light

2 thoughts on “JULY 31–Instant Karma”

  1. Hi Caitlin , mike’s entire family has been here for 4 days. I haven’t looked at a computer or such device since then and therefore missed your ‘notes’ and your bday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!! So sorry to be late. You are an amazing woman. Sending you much love and the best thoughts and wishes possible .

    Xoxo, Thorne

    Sent from my iPhone

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