While Billy Graham is a name that so many know, it’s even more a person that left quite a legacy. Something that struck me when he changed address (“Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.” ~B.G.) is how often we fail to learn about how wonderful someone is until we are researching them because of their passing.
It isn’t a guilt trip by any means. We all have full lives and priorities for taking care of our own health and well-being, as well as our families and careers. It’s just a nudge to remember that there are a lot of people that are doing great things in our world in spite of a lot of ugly things happening in it right now. Many of those fantastic, selfless, action-takers are often silent and right under our noses.
Try to remember to recognize how great someone is while they are thriving. Let them know that you appreciate them for their efforts. There’s something very special to learn that someone has taken their time to appreciate them on a deeper level and even better when they take the time to share it with them. ~trvw
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My name is Trina VerSteeg Wilcox. I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Missouri State University. After working as an applications analyst I made the decision to dedicate more time to writing, developing my creative interests, catching up on new media, and becoming an on-air radio host/personality. I have been certified as a fitness professional through FiTour and the Arthritis Foundation, taught aerobics and created the JRA 5K charity race. I have run in the infamous Boston Marathon two times. My other interests include nature, animals, art, fitness, and too many others to list. I hope to use my life to encourage and inspire other lives.
The enthusiastic responses to my contributions in the Iron Girl newsletters and the articles on my fitness site, PhysMat.com, inspired my passion for writing, creating, communicating, and even running. I reference my childhood diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis as my “twisted gift”. It has forced me to persevere and overcome challenges that I may have otherwise never faced, making motivation a priority in much of my work.
I am based in the Springfield, Missouri, area.