Our intentions -- noticed or unnoticed, gross or subtle -- contribute either to our suffering or to our happiness. Intentions are sometimes called seeds. The garden you grow depends on the seeds you plant and water. Long after a deed is done, the trace or momentum of the intention behind it remains as a seed, conditioning our future happiness or unhappiness. --Gil Fronsdal

Getting All She Wanted -- And ALS

Getting All She Wanted -- And ALS

Jan 27, 2007-- Darcy Wakefield, a runner, teacher, and writer, was always on the go, so when she was diagnosed with ALS, a terminal neurological disease, at age 33, she did what came naturally. She lived what she referred to as a ''fast-forward life," buying a home, comiting to a partner, becoming a mother, and writing about it all in a book published two years later. ''She redefined what it means to be a person with a disease," said her younger sister, Betsy, ''You get a disease like this, and you have choices every step of the way, every day. Her choice was, 'I am not going to be defined by this.'" (2560 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionThe next time you experience sickness or discomfort, make an effort to not be defined by it.



Quote Bulletin


Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form.
Stephen Nachmanovitch

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 243,902 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods Aug 6: Dying to Be Me (7,019 reads) Sep 12: Two Words That Change Lives (11,478 reads) Sep 10: What Makes Life Worth Living in the Face of Death? (17,586 reads) Aug 29: Finding Joy: The Science of Happiness (8,239 reads) Sep 5: Diane Ackerman's Secular Prayer (6,424 reads)

More ...