Celebrate your passion …

Happy National Running Day!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get to celebrate your passion!!!

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A genuine life …

Be yourself. Believe you are beautiful and capable. Live your passion. Be kind. Have integrity in your thoughts and actions. Laugh. A lot. Be courageous enough to chase your dreams. Even if your aren’t, chase them anyway. Help people. Cuddle. Enjoy something healthy every day. Dance. Smile. Learn. Always believe the best is yet to come. Be thankful and humble. Do your best. Forgive. Trust. Take care of your body. Especially your heart and mind. And surround yourself with people who love you and who you love more.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you live a genuine life!!!

We lost a part of our past …

Prince Rogers Nelson died today. If you were in high school in the 1980s this stings. A lot. He was an icon. A gifted musician who’s talents reached far beyond just music. He influenced our fashion, our hair cuts and even how we danced. He showed us what passion looked like. ELECTRIFIED. 

May he rest in peace.

Well, I hope you all had a day where you didn’t lose a part of your past!!!

An unexpected dream come true … 

Today I found out that I passed my final exam and I am officially a certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant. Yippie! I must admit that the timing that I chose to take this course was a little less than perfect, but I am so happy now that it’s done and over.

Nutrition and fitness has truly has been a passion of mine since I was 12 years old, but this is one of those accomplishments that I spent most of my life never realizing how much I actually wanted to achieve it. Yep, my life is wonderfully crazy like that.

Well, I hope you all have a day where an unexpected dream came true!!!

… passionately living my miracle.

We have it for our spouses, lovers and partners. We feel it fiercely when we love and protect our children. Passion. I think it’s what makes us feel most alive. But what about the passion that inexplicably drives us? That thing that draws us, like a moth to light, to follow our dreams. That piece of us that no one else quite seems to understand … but us.  A teammate of mine recently sent me something about just this thing. I wish I could find it, and when I do, I will post it here … because it spoke to me. The gist of the work was this: there is a fire that lives inside all of us. It’s passion. It’s that element of us that drives us to do something … and LOVE what we are doing. It can’t be explained. It’s just part of us. The work talked about how this is the God part of us. I loved that! The author said that this PASSION is a God-given gift and should be considered a miracle. WOW! As the day of my fifth marathon approaches (YIKES, ONLY 16 DAYS AWAY) … I understand this just a little bit more than usual. For many decades I dismissed my dream, my passion … I pushed it aside … and said, “one day”. About 9 years ago when I started running more seriously … my passion was fueled again. I thought about becoming a marathoner more and more … until one day about three years ago when I was dropping off one of my daughters at school … I saw it. The coveted 26.2 sticker on the back of the car in front of me in the drop off line. All of suddenly it became so clear to me. It. Was. Time. And there was no denying it despite how much I rationalized all the reasons I shouldn’t. The bottom line is … God spoke to me … and I had no choice in listening.  It became an active part of me right then and there. Yes, running is my passion. Not everyone gets it. Not everyone supports it. But you know what??? God does. He gave me this passion … my very own miracle happening inside of my body … and that’s all that matters to me.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you PASSIONATELY live your miracle!!!