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But What Can I Do..........."

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

In a word……… A Lot!!! (Ok that was two words.)

You may be challenged by your situation or circumstance. Exercise may be painful or challenging and you sit there and you feel helpless and useless. You see yourself coming to the potluck of life with an empty dish. You see team mates and friends and former exercise partners scaling new heights and you sorta hang your head. “What can I do? I am have no value!!!”

You can send someone you’ve lost touch with a Goodie, an email, or simply put one of those goofy emoticons on their Spark page. I have learned that very small acts of unsolicited kindness produce amazing result. Sometimes I’ll troll my friends list and realize I have lost total and complete touch with someone, so I send them a Goodie. Quite often I get a response that says something like “Thank you so much. That note of encouragement came just when I needed it. I was having a bad day and your silliness put a smile on my face.”

We underestimate the amazing power to help someone heal an issue or problem by honestly and sincerely letting them know we are thinking of them. Sometimes a person simply wants to know there is someone out there who holds them in their heart and thinks of them often.

Despite what we have come to believe our journey towards health is supposed to be enjoyable. Otherwise when we reach the goal we worked for so very hard long it’s a sorta hollow victory. How do we share the joy? It reminds me of the story of the teacher who received a note from a student. The note simply said “If you are happy would you please notify your face.” This journey should have a huge dose of joy and when last I looked joy has no caloric value. You can ingest as much of it as you like.

You can do a lot simply by recognizing the most amazing example you set for other people by the very fact you were created and are loved. Share that hope, share that often frustrating climb up the mountain and when you do I believe your effort equals that of a marathon runner.

During my quiet time the other day a thought rumbled through my brain. ‎"When you stand before your mirror in the morning and you realize you are standing before a miracle, it is then and only then, that your perspective on you and the world around you will change."

There is a lot you can do for someone simply by holding them in your heart. If you’re reading this then you know that right now, I’m holding you there and will continue to do so.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRANDKATZ 11/13/2011 12:43PM

    Great reminder; thanks John. emoticon

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MKPRINCESS007 11/12/2011 9:46AM

    As always, you are a joy and blessing to me. I hold you in my heart too, John, and thank you for sharing this wild ride of a journey with me!


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NASFKAB 11/11/2011 2:39AM

  Thanks John

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WORKINGSTIFF 11/10/2011 12:09PM

    Thanks, John, for being the great caring man that you are...

Have a great rest of the day!


emoticon -he's goofy too!

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TRACEY5280 11/9/2011 3:05PM

    This one must have touched a spot deep within as it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing your gift of writing rather than hiding it. It brings hope and helps so many. Even in those times you struggle. emoticon

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    I totally agree. We are meant to enjoy life and to find joy in all of our circumstances.

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SILLYHP1953 11/9/2011 1:19PM

    I had never heard the one about notifying your face if you're must have made me happy cause I smiled. It is the community on here that keeps me coming help and be helped.

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HAPPYSOUL91 11/9/2011 1:13PM

    I really believe in what you said. " Despite what we have come to believe our journey towards health is supposed to be enjoyable"

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KKINNEA 11/9/2011 12:35PM

    Amazing thoughts - love them!

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SHERRYJVP 11/9/2011 11:30AM

    I think that is one of the best of the best blogs. Thank you always.

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TRISTAROSE 11/9/2011 11:28AM

    Thanks John and I hold you.

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GRAMLORI 11/9/2011 10:28AM

    Thanks, John. I needed that!

(Remember the OOOOOLLLLDDDDD commercial for....Hai Karate aftershave that slapped people? I remember a baby saying "Sanks! I needed dat!"


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SPARKENISTA 11/9/2011 10:19AM

    John--I am one of the luck recipients of your trolling. You are so right. I have been reading Louise Hay and others about meditating, re-thinking our mental mindsets and releasing old ideas and feelings that are holding us back. I have even worked on this with clients.

Yet, I have a hard time clearing time for quiet time each day. How do you do it? Speak to you soon!!!

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ATHENA1234 11/9/2011 9:44AM


Great Blog and very true! I don't know you, but I just want to send you a huge hug with lots of support.
You take care, and stay positive! You can do it!


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FROGGERHKC 11/9/2011 9:34AM

    Great blog! emoticon emoticon

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EUPHRATES 11/9/2011 8:16AM


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