66 inspirational thoughts, quotes and phrases for dealing with life's many challenges compiled by a man who has been battling a terminal illness, ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease, for over nine years. He attributes what has become the tripling of his life expectancy to "practicing what he preaches."
100% of the proceeds of this book are donated to an ALS related organization, The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund or the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation.
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Oct 8, 2009
"Highly recommended!!" This book is a page turner and contains a lot of substance. Rick is an expert at clearly expressing his point without writing pages and pages of fluff. I was deeply inspired and I know that everyone can benefit from the lessons Rick has so thoughtfully shared. Undoubtedly, this is a book that I will keep close by as a reference to remind me of what life and living is all about. I ordered 30 copies for our ALS Support groups and our library so others dealing with ALS will have the opportunity to take advantage of Rick's wisdom. Thank you Rick for for allowing the rest of us to take advantage of your rich life experience. Together for a cure, Jerry Dawson President/CEO The ALS Association Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter www.CatfishChapter.org
"Like a Timex Watch" Rick has challenged his body with physical feats most of us just watch on TV: tennis, long distance biking, weight training, running, skiing and more. Living with ALS, he has challenged the odds. His courage and fortitude are inspiring by themselves. Now he shares his innermost thoughts about inspiration and courage in Rick's Reflections. A must read.
"What people are saying about Rick’s Reflections" … I read Rick's book on the airport ride home from Washington. It was very inspiring. The book captures your don't quit spirit. Vito Stellino Sr. Jaguars beat writer for the Florida Times Union I started to read it - it is impactful and gives me reason for pause..... Stuart Angert I just had the extreme pleasure of reading your book. I know that you are calling it a book, and it looks and tastes like a book, but it seems to be so much more. The consistency of the philosophy and the way that the thoughts and stories all work together make the experience much more compelling than just the reading. What you have made is something that generates thought, must be thought about; it becomes part of your mind long after the pages are put down. Paul Vance Sr. VP Football Operations and General Counsel Jacksonville Jaguars While I know that I am more than a little biased, I think you've hit a home run! There is so much... More > applicability beyond those battling debilitating diseases. Your words resonate and inspire. …Why did God choose you to battle this disease, because he knew how you would respond and knew the hope it would give others. You don't need me to tell you to continue the fight, but please know that I will be beside you each step of the way. Your friend, now and always, David Phillips Good Buddy!!!! You are my hero!!! The book is excellent!!! I want copies for so many people, I alone will put it into a second printing. Besides the quote that you and I have shared, I have one other I try to live by. it is "It is not the destination that is important, it is the journey and what you make of it." I don't know where I heard it or even if I am quoting it correctly, but it embraces all that I feel. You, my friend, are the embodiment of that thought. "The difference between an ordeal and an adventure is attitude" Don Kiesel …Wonderful. I love the concept of taking quotes which inspire you and giving your perspective on them. I think it makes for an easy, good read. And once again, you have made me stop and smell the roses, seize the day and -- let's see if I can think of another cliché ... well, let's put it this way. Once again, you have provided me (and I'm sure others) with inspiration. Mark Woods Metro Columnist (and former Sports Writer) for the Florida Times Union Great book-very inspiring! I like the format because the reader can take it in small doses or read straight through. … Congratulation on a well crafted and entertaining book. John F. Klein Congratulations on a job well done! I thought it was inspiring and heart-stirring. Vi I really enjoyed reading your book. I know many people who need the very inspiration and determination you write about, and indeed represent. I have honestly never met anyone with your grit and perspective on life. When I think about your struggle (which I do every time I glance at my ALS band) it makes all my “problems” seem so trivial and surmountable. You might appreciate what a neighbor of ours in Ireland used to say: “If money can fix it, it’s not a problem. It’s when money can’t fix it that you have to worry.” Cormac It reads smoothly and well, and I find your encouraging remarks direct and engaging. Bing< Less
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