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A Matter of Perspective

In my profession, as a reporter, I get to meet a lot of special people. I have made more friends than I can count (and probably a few enemies, as well). Being a reporter has allowed me to have access to events that I would normally never attend and to get knowledge I probably never wanted!

But I digress.

One of those special people I am proud to call my friend is Nancy Tuorila.

I’ve known Nancy for much of my life. I first met her when she began to work at the Clarissa School when I was a student there. She was fresh out of high school herself and was only a few years older than me, but her skill, motivation and efficiency at her job made her seem more mature than any of us who were near her age.

Nancy is the kind of person that people naturally like. She is kind-hearted and sincere and has a gentle nature that is like some kind of kid-magnet—they are just drawn to her.

Maybe it is because she is the kind of person that you can trust with your story. You can talk to her about anything and she will keep your trust.

Whatever it is about her, she has truly been a friend and “extended family member” to many people over the years.

She is a friend’s friend. The kind of friend that most of us wish we had. The kind of friend we wish we could be.

About 60 people came out to Nelson Park on Saturday, May 1 to walk with Nancy or to support her and others with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It was a beautiful day in terms of the weather and the smiles and laughter and sharing with a beautiful person.

Other Updates

I have been trying out a new diet plan. It is working pretty well so far. I am getting much lower fasting blood sugars and on several mornings this past week I woke up with readings at or below the 130 my diabetic team wants me at. Even after eating, my sugar levels have been in the range they want me to be (less than 180).

I’ve also lost 12 pounds!

Those two things have certainly given me much to be grateful for this week.

What are you grateful for this week? We have so much to be grateful for. Just a little gratitude can help improve so many aspects of your health and well-being.

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