Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Family Medicine Activist: Simply Inspiring

Today’s post was recommended by Abigail of http://hiddencourage.wordpress.com/

Today’s Prompts:
  • Write about something ordinary that’s inspiring to you, something simple, perhaps overlooked, that fuels your activism.
  • Write about the things you couldn’t live without – list 10 things you need or love most.
Every day I'm blessed with the opportunity to see people who are like everyone else.  Maybe we'd call them normal, although after 37 years as a physician, I'm not sure what that means any more. 
They are amazing.  Each is composed of about 60 trillion cells distributed throughout their body, plus that many more in their blood and immune systems.  Trillions of bacteria are along for the ride on the skin and in the intestines.

Each body cell has roughly 100,000 chemical reactions per minute. Wow! (100,000 times 60 trillion is a big number of reactions.)

How do they seem to be whole?  Why don't they explode with all the chemical reactions and electrical charges in and around the body?

I'm amazed, impressed and inspired by people.  They look like a simple person in their manifestation as single individual people.  Simple, yet amazing.

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