You matter. What you do makes a difference. Everything you think, every word you speak, every task you complete and those you don’t. Everything matters. It’s a gift to be alive even when it’s hard.
During a recent workout led by my Ironman, Businessman, Great Man brother-in-law, a pack of athlete ambassadors planked, lunged, bear-crawled, sprinted, stretched and fist pumped knowing the mantra is true. Give purpose to everything you do, it all matters.
Thanks, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Winning Poet, Mary Oliver for the ask.
The journey. The destination. Make it all count.
Ponder away but don’t forget Socrates’ wisdom:
To do is to be.
This guy was smitten with the message.
I hope you are too.
Go. Do. Be.
Runners: It’s an honor lace up your shoes even more when it’s hot or cold or you hurt (but aren’t injured) or you don’t want to.
Yogi’s: That mat is your salvation, unfurl it, salute the sun even in the rain. Before you know it, you’ll be standing on your head resolving all your issues.
Tri-athletes: How awesome is it to move our body over crazy long miles in water, on a bike, on your legs? When it gets hard and you are suffering you thank God that you can. Your highs and your lows – all of it matters.
All people: It is not what you do when you chase your dreams but who you have become while you are in the process of achieving them.
And never, ever give up.