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Life is a journey

Posted: October 17, 2013 - 3:57pm  |  Updated: October 18, 2013 - 8:29am

I don’t generally write book reviews for the Clarion, however, I feel strongly enough about the messages in Rick Mystrom’s book that I felt compelled to write this one.

I have known Rick Mystrom for more than 38 years and in that time have known him to be an honest businessman and, even rarer, and honest politician. Rick was first elected to the Anchorage Assembly in 1979, and served two terms as Anchorage mayor, from 1994-2000.

When Rick sent me a copy of his book, “My Wonderful Life with Diabetes,” I immediately started reading it and couldn’t put it down.

Although based on Rick’s personal story of how to live a healthy and active life with Type 1 diabetes for 50 years, I found the book to be inspiring above and beyond the fact that Rick has diabetes. Rick has led an active, fulfilling life and faced each obstacle head on. There are valuable lessons to be learned from this book. Read it.

I have always believed you have control over only one thing in your life, and that is your attitude. In Rick’s case, I believe his attitude toward life with diabetes is a major part of his successful story.

Read “My Wonderful Life with Diabetes” by Rick Mystrom, and come listen to him speak at the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce joint luncheon at noon on Oct. 23 at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. Find out why life is a journey, not a destination.

— Stan Pitlo, Publisher

Peninsula Clarion

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