Tuesday, July 29, 2008

THE CRUSADES - by dougal macdonald Chief Evangalist - 2nd 28 day | Day 18

As I watch a beautiful cherry red sun set over the valley from my patio, it occurs to me how lucky I am. I have come to the end of one journey and I begin another. Stronger, more resilient, tougher, with greater faith and no real downside.

Yes I have limited neck and shoulder movement, so what. I really believe that I have gained a lot more than I have lost out of this experience.

For one, out of my accident I met an amazing human being, Carlos De Jesus. The power of communication over the internet has negated the actual distance between us and has allowed us to interchange ideas, explore life values and principles.

I have a deep respect for this quietly dignified man who has achieved so much in his lifetime without any brash trumpet blowing, a rare quality in these modern times.

This powerhouse is the genuine article. An unconditional giver who lives life with joy and passion and respect.

One day soon, in perfect health, because of him, it will be my great pleasure to stand before him, shake him by the hand and say "Sir, I salute you."



Carlos DeJesus said...


God bless you, Dougal.

Once again it is true.
Kind words and
Kind deeds
Are almost always precipitated
by kind thoughts.
Thank you from where it all begins-
Kind thoughts.
I appreciate you and your words.

Looking forward to that handshake!

dougal said...

As am I my friend, as am I.

Shari Kraft said...

That would just be the coolest thing for you!

Marbella said...

Dougal, what a beautiful, touching dedication to your friend Carlos. I was touched. I checked out his website, and found that indeed he does have a kind, gentle, GOOD face. You know, goodness does show in a face, and he does have it. I am so glad that he was able to help you out just when you most needed it. Thanx Carlos!

juli gets happy said...

Hey Dougal,

this post touched me as well; you are a kind soul, too and you achieved already a lot. Your attitude is amazing and I admire how you manage your days and your work again.It is a wonder what you did and how (!) you are healing. Carlos is a fantastic person, it is magic to call someone like him a friend, as it is magic to have someone like you as a friend. Good that the two of you found each other in the perfect moment.


Debbie said...

Your attitude is amazing, Dougal. So glad you found Carlos and the respect you have for one another shines through on your post.

dougal said...

Juli, thank you, yes I am very fortunate to have been led in his direction.

Thank you Debbie, I am glad too, he is a very special man.