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.