Celebrating Right Now!

11.03.2014

Let me be frank, I have a hard time generating a blog post with some sense of regularity, so when I heard about NaBloPoMo last month I thought that was a great idea to get me focused on blogging.

 

Well, fast forward (and Fall Forward), I’ve missed 2 days of blog post 🙁  but it’s the 1st weekday, so perhaps I will be modifying my expectations, and do what I can 🙂

 

I first ran into this news story over the weekend about a college basketball player, Lauren Hill who was dying. Despite her failing health and side effects to medications, her wish was to play in a college basketball game. Not only did the school work with the NCAA to move up the game 2 weeks to play their first game, but they also got her on to the court as a starter, and she was able to score on her first shot attempt for her team’s first points of the game.

 

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It’s Gonna Be a Long _____ Year. . .

09.08.2014

What word would you use to fill in the blank in the title of today’s post? With two more games to play tonight, week 1 of the new NFL season is almost over. If you’re a college football fan, it’s been two games; either your team is whooping on teams they should beat, or there’s been heartache, or close calls. Many pundits and fans will predict doomsday events for their beloved team today, while others will always remain hopeful that things will turn around.

 

If you’re a student or a parent of a child in the South, most likely your child has hit the 1/4 way point for the 1st quarter, if one’s in high school, about the 1/8th of the way through the first semester. If your student has only been in school for a day or a week or two, then there’s certainly no need to worry.

 

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How’s the View? Can You See “it”?

06.16.2014

Today I had the pleasure of going for a run outdoors, but more specifically I ran over water. Living in a city with a great waterfront and several bridges that link both banks of the Tennessee River is awesome. I am grateful that this scenery is accessible for everyone–not just certain property owners.

 

There’s something about a room –or a run–with an amazing view. Have you seen those high rises in the city with floor to ceiling windows? What a vantagepoint! How about those neighbors that have rooftop patios, or decks that overlook the annual fireworks? Some even aspire for that corner office that connotes prestige but also usually comes outfitted with majestic views.

 

There was something about running and enjoying the view while the time just flew by, was it fun, not sure, but I was certainly smiling, and taking it all in. A recent study stated that those who had fun while exercising lost weight compared to those who solely focused on exercise and losing weight.

 

Do your dreams take place in a room with a view? Are your goals within your sights? Is your goal, so close you can smell it, taste it? How often is your goal within viewing range? How much fun are you having in being successful?

 

Whatever your “it” may be, if you can see it, you can have fun reaching it.