Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Inspiration

I've heard it said several times before from Pastor Gerald Brooks, our Senior Pastor at Grace Outreach Center... When you walk into a room, do people think "YEAH, there's _______" or "Oh NO, there's _______"?

This all comes from our attitude!  We have a choice everyday how we're going to behave and act toward others.  It all starts with a simple smile and a positive attitude. 

Some are going to get tired of hearing this, but... I'm not tired of sharing the positive attitude of my sister, Denise.  She always seems to have a smile on her face.  This is especially true when it comes to the subjects of her family and running.  A huge reason that I took up running was because of that smile and positive attitude.  An awesome by-product was the great weight loss and healthier lifestyle that I've experienced.

I'm honored that I've been able to touch others lives by sharing what I've been doing through changing my lifestyle to a healthier one.  My daily prayer is to be used by God to touch others positively.  This at times is a hard thing to live up to, but ultimately that's why I'm here... to glorify God through my actions.

I'm proud of Carl, and Ray & Nellie from my Sunday morning Life Group and Jeannine - one of my church customers in Scottsdale, AZ.  They've all started the Couch to 5K program and are doing very well!  If there's anyone else out there, please comment and let us know how you're doing.

I love what Carl said to me on Sunday... "I can just feel the pounds coming off" as he held his mid-section.  Running will become easier as the weight comes off.  Since I've lost 30+ pounds, I like to say that it's easier to run without having to carry 2 bowling balls with me.

Keep running!  You can do this program!  It was designed for me, you and others in mind!

Lastly, make sure to share your new healthy lifestyle with others. Be an inspiration!

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