Love your neighbour as yourself…

I just witnessed the most beautiful thing when I was sitting in Starbucks this morning and thought I would share. A young man came in – maybe 15 to 16 years old. He brought with him an unopened package of cookies that he tore open quickly and ate as though he has never eaten before.   He ate the entire…

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My new wheels…

(NOTE: This post is an update to this post – if you want some context, read this first) Pretty exciting times around the Hyjek household yesterday! I picked up my new wheelchair and it’s pretty sweet!  I bought it from a place here in London called Precision Home Medical Equipment. Totally unsolicited plug for them, but if you’re in the…

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October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Maybe I’ve been living under a rock all these years, but I didn’t know that October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month. Not a big deal I suppose, because apparently October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Autism Awareness Month, Down Syndrome Awareness, SIDS Awareness Month…as well as a number of other conditions. Every illness needs a month of awareness apparently……

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A tale of 10 moves

Don’t you just hate the process of moving? Packing boxes, cleaning, trying to convince your family and friends to spend the day helping you move in exchange for a couple of pieces of pizza? Well, we dislike it about as much as you do and we’ve done it 10 times in 16 years! Yes. That’s right. In just over 16…

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It’s all about perspective…

Every story has at least 2 sides and it’s always fascinating to look at the 2 (or more) sides to a story or situation and try to understand the “other” view. We all look at a situation and only see it from one perspective, which leads to walking around blind to the other perspective without even realizing it. As a…

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Here’s Jonny!

If you’re old like me…(over 40) :), you will remember that famous intro as Johnny Carson was being introduced on “The Tonight Show.” It seems so familiar but the only way I was able to hear this opening was if I was staying up late on a school night. Johnny Carson retired in 1992…and the show didn’t start until 11:30pm,…

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70 is the new 40

Today is a BIG day. Today is my Dad’s 70th Birthday! It’s hard to even put into words how much my Dad has influenced me over the years right up until the present day. Some of my earliest memories are of my Dad working outside on the farm, driving the tractor, baling hay or coming home from work with his…

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The Day the Music Died

To steal the phrase from a popular song – “The Day the Music Died,” I have to admit in defeat that I can’t keep up with writing about 1 song per week. I just don’t have the time. The trouble is – I have lots to say and if I use up my available writing time to write about 1 song…

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