She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Sister

“…because, well, that’s what you do.”



The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when
But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We’ll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

If I’m laden at all
I’m laden with sadness
That everyone’s heart
Isn’t filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

It’s a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we’re on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn’t weigh me down at all
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

He’s my brother
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother…



Song recorded by: The Hollies
Writer(s): Mike E. Love, Brian Douglas Wilson, Bob Russell
Copyright: Irving Music Inc.,

Living, Giving, Running, and Loving


As we head into the weekend, many of us will be off in search of adventure as we abandon the rigors of Monday through Friday. For the social among us it may be family gatherings, picnics, or pub crawls. For the sofisticats it might be going to a museum, or the opera, or a summer stock performance. For those of us who disdain being assigned to boxes it might mean a little of everything. And then there are the athletes, for them it could be swimming, golf, tennis, softball, or running …or plodding as it applies to me.

Below is a link to a powerful and inspiring story that recently appeared in a local newspaper about runners, but it’s not a story about running. It’s a story about living and giving, two of my favorite topics here at GYA. And it’s about LOVE, lots of love, on many levels.

The people in the story are pictured above, including the author, Mary Kenney. Thanks Mary, for your GYA attitude, and for connecting with me on LinkedIn.  🙂


Thanks to the local newspaper, the Times Union in Albany, New York.

And thanks to the Hoyt’s, Dick and Rick, for their long time inspiration and model for living.

Here’s the LINK to the story. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. And, I hope your adventure this weekend is absolutely awesome.

Enjoy …and give something today!