LESSONS FROM MY DAUGHTER
TAUGHT TO ME BY HER
THAT SAVED MY LIFE
The story of IDA KEELING is a story of survival. It is a story of the application of life principles to life and the living even when a part of you has died.
It is food for the spirit. A message of hope, trust and faith larger than any doubt, when doubt is the only item being served on the menu.
This is the story of a 4’6, 83 pound mother of four who cast off the weight of the world and sent it whirling into space like an athlete releasing a javelin at the Olympics. This the result of an ability to re-ingest the lessons and principles instilled while raising two separate sets of children as a single parent in some of New York’s toughest neighborhoods.
“THIS IS HOW WE DO IT SO, PICK YOURSELF UP STUPID!” – A MESSAGE FROM GRAND DADDY
- MOURN – BUT NOT LONG
ALLOW PERIODS TO EXPERIENCE PAIN, HURT AND DISAPPOINTMENT. KEEP THEM SHORT AND INTERMITTENT BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY ALWAYS REMEMBER THE 24HOUR MOURN RULE
- JUST SAY NO
DRUGS HAVE A LEGITIMATE PLACE AND FUNCTION, BUT AS A SOCIETY WE HAVE BECOME TOO DRUG DEPENDENT. “SOCIAL” AND “RECREATIONAL” USE HAS PAVED THE WAY FOR SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL ABUSE.
THE DRUG IS BIGGER THAN YOU ARE. DON’T GET IT TWISTED!
TOXIC PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS INTERFERE WITH THE NATURAL FLOW OF THE UNIVERSE AND ARE OBSTACLES TO SUCCESS
- FINDING ANSWERS
LOOK FOR SOMETHING YOU LOVE OR LOVED TO DO AS A CHILD
PASSION IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OVERCOMING GRIEF
- IT IS NOT LARGER THAN YOU ARE
THE IMPORTANCE OF FAITH, CONFIDENCE AND TRUST
“SHE ALWAYS LOOKED FOR THE TALLEST TREE TO CLIMB”
THERE IS HOPE EVEN WHEN THINGS SEEM OR FEEL HOPELESS. USE THE LESSONS
RUNNING IS A METAPHOR FOR LIFE AND LIVING. THE MOMENTUM, THE LACK OF LIMITATIONS, THE CONTIUOUS CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES, THE FREEDOM.