A string of events this week has reinforced my views that 1, life is a gift and 2, a happy life is complimented by surrounding yourself with great people & taking the time to let them know how valuable they are. I feel shameful admitting that sometimes through witnessing other people’s tragedy I am reminded just how precious life is. Watching the friend who is dealing with the sorrow of losing a loved one to the heartache of hurricane Isaac’s aftermath these circumstances have prompted me to examine if my actions are aligning with my heart.
Competing is life consuming. I’m always thinking about my workouts, food, posing, etc. It is a lifestyle however it is also crucial for me to remind myself that it is a hobby, a hobby that has impacted my life for the positive but it is still a hobby. As important as reaching my goals are I know it’s won’t be satisfying if I don’t do these things; recognize the people who have & are investing their time in me, reconnect to the values of my goals & putting it all into action.
For me this means starting right now with reaching out & thanking you for your support. Writing has sparked a new enjoyment I didn’t know existed while at the same time creating a sense of tranquility. This weekend I have been calling, texting & spending overdue quality time with loved ones. I wouldn’t have come this far without their help & their support is priceless. And finally connecting to the root of my values: make life better for myself & others.
My passions include healthy mind/body endeavors, art, reading & human/animal welfare. People often express with the kindest intentions that I cannot save the world…this is up for debate with me however I know I CAN make the world better. Following the twists & turns of my eclectic thought process an idea that requests your participation has come about…
My requests to you:
1. Reach out & tell at least one person how special they are.
2. Share the gift of yourself. Make the time to be around someone who makes you feel great.
3. Work on your goals daily. Every day is a new start, if you fall get back up. Accomplishment is an amazing feeling & there will be no denying that your actions are contagious!
As always thank you for letting me share my thoughts.
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