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Pursuit Defines Behavior

Friday, July 26, 2013

Once upon a time, I was riding my bike through the neighborhood venturing into unfamiliar areas. While pondering whether to take a left or a right, I noticed seven elementary aged boys sitting on the curb ahead of me.

The next thing that grabbed my attention as I slowed for the turn was an older "brother" busy trying to crank a lawnmower.

He stopped and looked up at me. Then standing he waved shouting a cheerful "Hi!"

As I made the turn I heard him scream at the young, motionless boys:

"At least she's doing something! What are you doing?"

Hmmm. Was I just insulted?

The power-charged atmosphere suggested what was really important. I had been defended! And it was sweet.

Upon reflection I realized how much my behavior was reaching toward the future.

I was doing the things trim, athletic people do. And I was doing them while I was still . . . fat. Yes, it opened myself up to ridicule from immature, judgmental people.

But somewhere along the way, loving and accepting myself superseded what other people may think.

Booyah!
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That is great

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KG4PVOWIFE 7/27/2013 8:29AM

    That is a wonderful testament to the "youth of today."

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VISUALLYRICS 7/26/2013 11:05PM

    ( ( ( Booyah! ) ) ) emoticon Lol!! for sure! Love the defense of your behavior!! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/26/2013 9:25PM

    love this way to go

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    YES! That is great!

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