The reason for 22 days and 22 pushups is the recognition and awareness of proven statistical evidence that there are at least 22 veterans commit suicide each day in the United States Of America and a growing number in Australia. There has been 274 suicides in Australia since 1999.
For most of us, we can not comprehend the trauma that they experience and how tolerant and supportive we must be for those who fight for our freedoms. It is not only tragic for our vets it is certainly heartbreaking for the families of these young men and women.
Today I nominate my Grandson Jayden Jodvalkis to take the challenge.
Once you accept, you start tomorrow. The rules are simple:
* Once you are nominated your 22 days starts the following day.
* Every day you record yourself doing 22 push ups, try your best to reach 22. If that means doing assisted push ups (from your knees) or you have to stop and take a break, that is fine but try and get them all done in one video.
* Every day the push-ups must be in a different location.
* Every day you just nominate a different person.
* And finally have fun with this!
This a great way to have fun and let these courageous Men and Women who put their life on the line know that someone is thinking about them.
Crisis line in USA
Crisis line in Australia
My beautiful Grandson Jayden is 16 today
He is thoughtful, gracious, funny, and more I could say
That precious little boy has become a rising star
He can’t wait to get his license and drive the car
Now that is an experience all of its own
Teaching him to drive, my nerves are blown
For some reason we stay too close to the road side
Letter boxes whizz past my window, it’s a kinda jerky ride
Anyhow he is not too bad
When he goes and gets lessons I will be glad
He has become a great surfer, attacks any waves
He has become fearless, a pleasure to watch as I do many days
My heart fills with pride as I watch him grow
Into the person he has become, his future bright I know
Lord where did that time, those years go, they sped away
It’s hard to believe he is 16 years old today
That time, so fast, seemed like yesterday
So small, so alive, exciting in every way
It was a special day in 1998
He was here after a 9 month wait
He was cute, born happy, he was love at first sight
He grew to be his grandmothers pride, her delight
I am so proud of the person he has grown to be
He is kind, considerate to others, especially me
He is adventuresome, game, inquisitive and very bright
He loves fun, a good laugh, his humor innocent and light
Well Jayden have a Happy Birthday, and hope the future not seen
Will not go as fast as the Zero to fourteen