Keep Going. As i sit at the airport and sifting through the pictures and memories of my last day and a half in Belle Fourche, South Dakota - I can’t help but recall just how many times I heard those two words that I have heard over and over again all over the planet throughout my 18 years of hugging high5in.
First thing in the morning, i heard the words at Belle Fourche HS - then at the community center - at the rehab center - at the pizza place - at The Big D - even a patient suffering with dementia hugged me after I said that came all the way from Philadelphia just to give her a hug for Valentines Day and said, “OK, you did it; now keep going!” I will post more pics later on after i get some sleep but before I board my flight back to Philly I just want to say this-
To all all of the people that are moving forward in life:
Thank you Laura Bennett and the Belle Fourche Senior Center
Thank you to the best hotel in all of South Dakota - The AmericInn
The Olive Branch
The Big D
First Interstate Bank
The Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce
The Union League of Philadelphia
Everyone that hugged me
and Advantage Rental Car - you make the magic happen.
i apologize for any typos and omissions
I am about to leave Belle Fourche, South Dakota to drive to Denver to catch my flight home but wanted to share this before I left.
After embracing people and sharing stories all over this city for 13 hours I was exhausted and couldn’t smile anymore UNTIL I saw this note that folks at the hotel left and I was grinning again.
Thank you Belle Fourche.
This group of guys at the Belle Fourche Community Center calls themselves: The Table of Knowledge. It was great to be welcomed:) #bigdavehugstheworld #takeadvantage